For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross Posting
April 21th, 2017
NDLON Responds to DOJ letter to 8 Jurisdictions On Sanctuary City Policies
Los Angeles, CA – On Friday, the Department of Justice sent letters to eight jurisdictions asking for proof that they collaborate with immigration enforcement. According to the the LA Times, “the letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and New York City.” In the statement, the Department of Justice says that american cities are “crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime”
Pablo Alvarado, NDLONs Executive Director issued the following statement:
"The DOJ’s attempt to scare local governments away from resisting Trump’s deportation agenda will most certainly have the opposite effect. It will likely embolden lawmakers to pass policies that protect public safety, as opposed to criminalize and target large portions of its community. In California, the CA Values Act, (Deleon, SB-54) does just that. Not only does it limit cooperation between immigration and local law enforcement, but it ensures that state and local institutions do not participate in Trumps deportation agenda."
*** NDLONs Directors & legal team is available for comment.