East Palo Alto City Council Passes Resolution Against Juvenile Detainer Requests

On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to urge the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and Probation Chief Stu Forrest from referring youth to federal immigration officials. San Mateo County continues to be one of the highest referring counties in California to ICE...

.......even after the Department changed their policy in January 2012 after discovering they were referring youth under the jurisdiction of an outdated law. De-Bug’s ACJP has been part of the San Mateo County Coalition for Immigrant Rights that continues to assert that all youth, regardless of their citizenship status, should be rehabilitated — and that the threat of deportation should not be in anyone’s pocket as a potential for punishment.  Our youngest ACJP member, a 14 year old from Redwood City, experienced 42 days in immigration detention before being reunified with his parents.  He is still fighting his deportation case, but the lapse in services has impacted him tremendously — as now he has to also deal with the trauma of being separated 3,000 miles away from his family.  We applaud the EPA City Council for standing with this young man and sending a message that an entire community has his back.  


                                               To read the resolution click on image above

 

About Charisse Domingo

 

Charisse Domingo is a photo journalist with Silicon Valley De-Bug, and co-founder of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project.  Domingo is also the co-founder of the DarkroomatDebug.com, a community for film photographers.

This article is part of the categories: Immigration  / Law & Justice 
This article is part of the tags: Bay Area Immigrant Youth  / Deportation  / East Palo Alto Undocumented  / East Palo Alto Youth Deportation  / Immigrant Youth  / Immigration  / San Mateo Deportation  / San Mateo Youth Deportation 

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