Immigrant Activists Hail ICE Santa Ana Jail Contract's End, Vow to Continue Fight
Updated: Aug 25
Pro-immigrant activists gathered in front of the Santa Ana Jail this morning to celebrate a recent decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to end its longstanding jail bed space rental contract with the city. "This means a lot," said Hairo Cortes, Program Coordinator for Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU). "It means for one city, we proved that it is possible to make an agency that tears families apart feel unwelcome and be unwelcome." Organizers with Resilience OC, Las Crisantemas and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation joined for the press conference.
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