Community Update: Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on ICE

Hello, this is Raymond Rodgers (sign name: ‘R’ on chin), Executive Director of DCARA.

Good news. It looks like the Alameda County Sheriff is not participating in ICE raids. ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE General Order 1.24_ICE

POLICY: The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will equally enforce laws and serve the public without consideration of immigration status. The ACSO does not accept and/or honor immigration detainers from ICE. The immigration status of a person, and the lack of immigration documentation, alone, shall have no bearing on the manner in which staff executes their duties. Please note there is a difference between an arrest warrant signed by a Judge (which ACSO does honor), and an immigration detainer signed by an ICE agent. Under no circumstances shall a person be detained or arrested by Sheriff’s Office members based solely on his or her immigration status whether known or unknown.

DCARA will keep an eye out for other counties’ in Bay Area policies, approaches, or something similar with ICE’s raids and deportations. We will keep you posted.

Thank you!

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