Juvenile ICE Holds Honored in San Mateo County

Unlike Santa Clara County that doesn’t honor ICE holds on juveniles, San Mateo County practices the unjust policy of honoring detainers for young people under 18.  At ACJP, we’ve seen families come in with children as young as 12 who have had detainer requests placed on and honored in San Mateo County.  This Sunday, we worked with two families from Redwood City whose children — ages 12 and 13 — both have ICE holds in San Mateo County.  The younger one is so little that the clothes they gave him to wear at the hall don’t even fit him.  This young man thought he just had to agree to the charges and then he could go home.  But when he is released from the hall in mid-September, ICE has 48 hours to pick him up and he has to navigate the world of juvenile immigrant detention alone — a web of group homes, maybe a detention facility, maybe back home to fight his charges if he’s lucky.  It is a policy that is cruel, and the community needs to raise our voices to stop it.  Submission Post by Charisse Domingo

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