To: Mayor Robert E. Clark

Tell Mayor Clark to Support the Separation of Monroe Police and ICE

Tell Mayor Clark to Support the Separation of Monroe Police and ICE

Tell our mayor to show public support for the protection of undocumented immigrants in Monroe by issuing a statement supporting (1) the full and complete separation of Monroe Police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement and (2) immigrants' right to due process under the US constitution.

Why is this important?

In the wake of the current political climate, it is critical that we uphold the constitution. By law, the police are not required to provide information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement regardless of the severity and/or nature of the police's involvement. Keeping these two agencies separate helps keep immigrants in Monroe County safe and ensures they receive due process as required under the US constitution. A statement on this matter is both warranted by the residents of Monroe County, and justified by law, as local police departments are not required to inform ICE of documentation status, and ICE cannot detain any person on US soil without due process.

Monroe, MI, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • I've seen the fields & crops that male up Monroe worked by migrants on HB2 visas or undocumented immigrants that help plant & pick the fruits & veggies that are on the shelves and in farmer's markets in SE Michigan. By Working with ICE the department will get less calls to report crimes or tips from the immigrant community. They will be afraid of being deported to report a crime, be a witness, or provide tips to solving a crime. This can increase crime rates & the lower the # of solved cases.