In Palm Beach County, we know firsthand how the many contributions made by immigrants have shaped our community. Immigrants have been vital to sustaining and developing our county’s economic growth for years.
They should not have to live, travel or work with fear because our federal government has failed to fix its broken immigration system. Right now, local officials are forced to follow one-size-fits-all policies that burden local police and take their focus from community needs in order to support the federal government’s deportation agenda.
Palm Beach County does not have to perpetuate this broken system by having our local law enforcement officers bear the consequences of complying with a faulty and unconstitutional detainer system.
That’s why it is time that we start making local decisions that will keep immigrants and their families safe from overzealous ICE agents. Palm Beach County should be a place of opportunity for all.