Tell the Dakota County Sheriff to End the Contract with ICE

Dear Sheriff Kleinberg,

We urge you to end this misguided federal 287(g) immigration enforcement program. It undermines community trust in law enforcement, making some community members much less likely to call the police to provide tips, report crimes and seek protection. In turn, everyone’s safety is affected.

287(g) does nothing to improve public safety or protect a community, and risks needless civil rights violations, racial profiling and harassment of immigrants and Nebraskans of color. Further, the program diverts scarce tax-funded resources from traditional local law enforcement functions and is not a proper use of local taxpayer funds.

We urge you to do the right thing for your community and our state and end 287(g) now.