Don’t Turn Local Officials into Federal Agents
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is telling local officials to implement its “Secure Communities” program. This requires that all people booked into jail be run through a federal database and possibly be turned over to the feds, detained, and deported - even if they have committed no crime.
Turning local officials into federal immigration agents harms the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Secure Communities actually makes our communities less safe. King County doesn’t have to support this violation of due process rights. Please tell King County officials to take the lead in our state in rejecting Secure Communities.