The Trust Index: Survey Results on Community Responses to Immigrant Detainer Policy
519 total responses. Surveys are were filled out by hand, and conducted in both English and Spanish.
90% of respondents believe that immigrant communities’ trusting/working with law enforcement is an important aspect of creating public safety for all.
94% of respondents believe that immigrants should not be treated differently than non-immigrants in the criminal justice system.
73% of respondents do not trust ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcements) in looking out for the best interest of all residents of Santa Clara County.
81% of respondents think that a policy that allows some ICE deportations and detentions through contact with the criminal justice system decreases the immigrant community’s willingness to work with local law enforcement.
78% of respondents think that a policy that protects our county from ICE detentions is in the best interest of the community.
88% of respondents would support our local leaders’ efforts to maintain our current policy of stopping ICE from entering our jails.
Breakdown of respondents:
- 89% of people who responded live in Santa Clara County
- The racial/ethnic breakdown of people who responded were as follows:
o African/African American: 7%
o Latino/a: 48%
o Caucasian: 15%
o Asian/ Asian-American: 14%
o Pacific Islander: 3%
o Native American: 2%
o Mixed: 2%
o Other: 9%
69% were born in the United States.
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