Instead of copying & pasting toothless unverified ICE rumors, call your Sheriff’s office and demand that they not enforce Trump’s policies targeting undocumented immigrants! Details and script below.
I’m calling Cook County Office of Sheriff Thomas Dart: (312) 603-6444
and Cuyahoga County Office of Sherrif Pinkney: (216) 443-6000
But you can google “ [your county] Sheriff’s Office” to get a website and phone number.
Below is a script courtesy of Wall-of-us.org.
Hello, I am calling to see what Sheriff [______]’s position is on supporting the Trump Administration’s policies targeting lawful undocumented immigrants. Who can I speak to in your office to ensure Sheriff [_______] receives my message?
[make sure you get to the right person]
Is Sheriff [____________] voluntarily making the decision to enforce Trumps new policy of targeting lawful undocumented immigrants? I wanted to make sure that the sheriff is aware that local law enforcement is not legally required to assist the federal government in enforcing federal law. In fact, the principle of Separation of Powers in the US Constitution makes it clear that the sheriff can decide whether or not to enforce federal law and policy. What is the Sheriff’s position on this?
If planning to cooperate with enforcement of Trump’s new policy say this:
I oppose my local taxes being used to enforce federal immigration law. The enforcement of immigration law should be left to the federal government and not transferred to local law enforcement. The costs are a drain on local resources and divert funding from more effective safety and crime prevention methods. By eroding trust and cooperation between local law enforcement and immigrant communities, public safety is also undermined.
If planning not to enforce Trumps new policy say this:
Thank you, for making the decision to not enforce Trump’s policies. Many members of our community support your decision.