Below is an op-ed authored by a powerful collective of civic leaders in Santa Clara County that just appeared in the Mercury News. We thank Supervisor Dave Cortese, Public Defender Molly O’Neal and Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Consortium Cynthia Hunter for courageously standing up to protect our policy.
We are asking folks to please share and add your support through online comments. Please know that when it comes to immigration issues, those who want to change the policy will be likely very active on the comment box. One approach is to accept that, and pay it no mind, but if you would like to engage on behalf of the beliefs espouse by the op-ed, please do. We have to let our leaders know they are supported by the public when they champion our positions. Thank you!
You can also email the Board of Supervisors to let them know to keep Santa Clara County’s Immigrant Detainer policy as is!
Mike Wasserman firstname.lastname@example.org
George Shirakawa email@example.com
Dave Cortese firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Yeager email@example.com
Joe Simitian firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Cortese, Molly O’Neal and Cynthia Hunter: Santa Clara County should keep current immigration policy
There is nothing more valuable to public safety than community trust in local law enforcement because it establishes residents’ willingness to report crimes and to cooperate with police. But that trust will break down immeasurably in immigrant communities if residents face the debilitating fear of potential deportation. Continue reading