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Can California police ask immigration status?
Last Updated: 8th March, 2020
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In this way, can police check your immigration status?
“Police officers are able to check the legal immigration status of a suspect by contacting the Home Office Central Command Unit (CCU). “Officers in some forces are also able to check offenders' immigration status and criminal record with locally embedded Immigration Officers.
do I have to identify myself to police in California? Police cannot force you to show ID without just cause, so they cannot arrest you for simply refusing to identify yourself. California does not have what is called a “Stop and Identify” or “Papers Please” statute that requires you to produce identification to the police when asked.
Simply so, can police ask if you are a citizen?
You have the right to remain silent and do not have to discuss your immigration or citizenship status with police, immigration agents or any other officials. You do not have to answer questions about where you were born, whether you are a U.S. citizen, or how you entered the country.
Can you film police in California?
In the state of California, you are allowed to record police while on duty, but there are some restrictions. The first general rule of recording the police is to do so as openly as possible. If you try to do so by concealing your camera, you may be violating California Penal Code Section 647.