A small step in the right direction -
...the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are attempting to aid federal agents in identifying illegal immigrants. The department, which is in charge of the country's largest jail system, will soon begin questioning inmates about their immigration status. (You can listen to the NPR story on their page.)
And LA County Sheriff Lee Baca has gone up in my book, "... my job is to protect LA County citizens, not to coddle illegal immigrants who are committing crimes"