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Community Meeting Re: Sheriff Wowack's broken promise on deportations
Date Monday August 06
Time 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Resource Center for Non-Violence
612 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Type Meeting
"How Should We Respond to Sheriff Wowack's Broken Promise
to Stop Detaining Non-Criminals for Deportation in our County Jail?"

*Please join us for a COMMUNITY MEETING*
6 PM, Monday August 6
Resource Center for Non-Violence

Thanks to persistent pressure by Santa Cruz county residents and community
leaders who care about immigration justice, Sheriff Wowack has promised to
stop detaining non-criminals for deportation in our county jail. He has
made this promise directly to Latino Affairs Commission and to the Board of
Supervisors three times since December 2011.

Unanimously, the response he received to this promise was disappointment
that he would not go further to also stop detaining minor offenders for
deportation, but appreciation that he was at least prepared to take this

So we are all surprised to learn that today, nearly 8 months later, he has
still failed to implement his promise to stop detaining non-criminals for

*That is why the Immigration Action Group has decided to call for this
community meeting.* We will discuss whether any hope remains for dialogue
with Sheriff Wowack, and what if any further action we should take in light
of his broken promises.

Please circulate this announcement to your members and friends who care
about civil liberties and immigration justice.

Paul Johnston
831 239-2068
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