Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Davidson County will no longer house ICE detainees

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall announced Tuesday that as of December 1, the county will no longer honor a contract to house  Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

This move comes after a meeting with local advocacy groups, Mayor John Cooper, Metro Council members, and internal stakeholders.

“The continued confusion and hyper-political (continue reading)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — ... Hall said any future interaction with ICE will be limited to what is required by law.

Mayor Cooper said the sheriff's office made the right decision to cancel its inmate housing contract with ICE. .....  The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition applauded Hall's decision to end the contract. ...... Bob Mendes, Metro Councilmember At-Large. "While this is only a first step, today, we can celebrate our city’s commitment to focus first and foremost on the work of local government and making Nashville a safer place for all our neighbors." .... Metro Nashville government began receiving revenue to house various federal detainees, including ICE, in 1996. (read more)
To read The Tennessean report, follow this link.

Rod's Comment: Disappointing

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