For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross Posting
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Contact: Salvador G. Sarmiento,

NDLON Reaction to End of ICE Transfers by LA County Sheriff

Los Angeles, CA – In response to the Los Angeles Sheriff announcing the end of transferring individuals to ICE in Los Angeles, NDLON Co-Executive Director Pablo Alvarado made the following statement:

“Since it was first formed, we have been fighting to kick ICE out of Los Angeles with every tool at our disposal, and we applaud the Sheriff’s decision to finally make good on the promise that got him elected. ICE is a rogue federal agency that has stoked racism and conjured imaginary threats in a failed attempt to justify its existence. Fortunately, its dangerous deployment of propaganda has backfired in Los Angeles county, and we have built a consensus that sees ICE for what it really is: a menace to society.

“ICE is quite literally a threat to public safety, and it shouldn’t exist. We hope and expect other jurisdictions will continue to follow Los Angeles’s lead; and city by city, we will eventually make the case for ICE to be abolished at the federal level.”

Read the letter online here.