OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens:
In light of the recently announced disappointing expansion in policy held by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to end all immigration ICE holds, we demand the Orange County Sheriff Department permanently end all communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, free of any loopholes such as those in the recently expanded policy.
Although, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department claims they will no longer honor immigration holds as they have been found unconstitutional by court law, the OC Sheriff’s department continues to notify ICE agents of suspected undocumented detainees prior to their release. In essence, the collaboration between the OC Sheriff’s Department and ICE has not changed. The undocumented community is still targeted for deportation proceedings, and our families are still being separated.
The organizations listed below have long maintained that the immigration detainers, and all other forms of local law enforcement collaboration with ICE undermine public trust and public safety. We have long maintained that these forms of immigration enforcement are inhumane, and have exacerbated the current mass deportation-centered human rights crisis in the US.
We therefore demand that going forward the Orange County Sheriff Department immediately stop all collaboration with ICE. This includes, but not limited to, immediately ending the following collaborations within all facilities: the 287(g) agreements with ICE, the Criminal Alien Program, and all Inter-Governmental Service Agreements (IGSA) also known as “ICE contracts”. In addition, this demand includes the ceasing of all contact with ICE when releasing detainees from jail. We expect a response by Wednesday, July 2, 2014. You can mail your response at P.O. Box 4122, Santa Ana, CA 92702-4122 and also send a response electronically at our respective emails below.
CoMMUn- Collectivo de Mujeres Migrantes Unidas
Ana Karen Rosal
We Are San Juan
Alexis Nava Teodoro
RAIZ-Resistencia, Autonomia, Igualdad, y lideraZgo
Orange County DREAM Team
DeColores Queer Orange County
Dreams at UCI