Orange County Sheriff’s Department Ends Its Immigrant Detention Contract with ICE

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For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Roberto Herrera, Community Engagement Coordinator,

roberto@resilienceoc.org

 

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Ends Its Immigrant Detention Contract with ICE. Sheriff Don Barnes decision comes after years of pressure from human and immigrant rights organizations over conditions of detention and the continuing change in political landscape in the county. Orange County, CA – On Wednesday March 27th, 2019, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes announced through a press statement his decision to withdraw from the county’s ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) contract.

North County Cities Move Ahead on Homeless Shelters

Under the pressure of a federal lawsuit against the County and other cities for homeless policies, North Orange County cities have banded together in an effort to create two homeless shelters in the area, while each city pays a percentage of construction and operating costs.