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Santa Cruz City OPT OUT of S-Comm and Stop the Deportations!
Date Tuesday May 10
Time 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Santa Cruz City Hall Chambers
809 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Event Type Meeting
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Santa Cruz City OPT OUT of S-Comm and Stop the Deportations!

Tuesday, May 10 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Santa Cruz City Hall Chambers
809 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA


Santa Cruz City Council will vote on a resolution calling on county officials to stop the deportations for the overwhelming majority of immigrants booked at the county jail but not convicted of any serious crime... to provide access to immigration legal services for anyone who is subject to deportation... and to support AB 1081 which honors local governments' right to opt out of the Secure Communities deportation program.

“Secure Communities” (S-Comm) is a federal program that requires local law enforcement agencies to share the fingerprints of all people arrested to immigration enforcement and target those suspected of immigration violations for detention and deportation.

ICE has sold S-Comm to local police departments as a program focused on Level I “high-threat” criminal immigrants.

According to ICE's own data, the vast majority (79 percent) of the people deported due to S-Comm are non-criminals or were picked up for lower level offenses, such as traffic offenses or petty juvenile mischief.

In Santa Cruz County, the percentages of persons deported who are categorized as non-criminals or low level offenders is 86%, higher than the national average.

Join us in speaking in favor of the resolution before the Santa Cruz City Council in support of AB 1081 (The Trust Act) which would give local jurisdictions the choice of participating or not participating in the program.

Contact, write or call, council members in support of this resolution.
(831) 420-5020
citycouncil [at] cityofsantacruz.com

Link to agenda and supporting materials http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=752
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