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Ask Mercer County officials to stop cooperating with ICE
October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Mercer County helps ICE seize immigrants at the county jail without a judicial warrant. Join the Fair & Welcoming Coalition of Mercer County to demand that the county jail stop unnecessarily cooperating with ICE.
This Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:00 p.m. the Mercer County Freeholders will meet in Trenton at 640 S. Broad St., Room 211. The Fair and Welcoming Coalition of Mercer County plans to attend and address the Freeholders with the following requests:
1. End Mercer County Jail policy of contacting ICE when they check people into the
system to notify ICE that they have someone in their custody that has been flagged with
an ICE administrative warrant.
2. End Mercer County Jail policy of holding people past their release time – until
11:59pm so that ICE can come and question or detain them.
3. Institute a county-wide immigration directive (similar to municipal directives) to
ensure that anyone stopped by/interacting with county police are not asked about their
immigration status, except in accordance with AG Directive 2007-3 (in the case of a DWI
or indictable offense).
If you can attend on Thursday, please join us — the more people they know support these demands, the better. There is free parking across the street.