King County Adult Jail and Juvenile Detention Center VOLUNTARILY detains
immigrants for ICE for deportation with/without convictions.
In 2012, 986 people were detained and deported through the KC Jail.
King County Council Meeting. Tuesday, May 28. 1:30 PM County Council
Chambers, 10th floor, King County Courthouse, 3rd & James, Seattle WA
TELL THE KING COUNTY COUNCIL TO LIFT ALL ICE HOLDS!
Why Say No To Ice Holds?
The jail sends people to ICE for deportation after their sentence is served. The
goal of the criminal justice system is not to rehabilitate. It is to punish and to make money. Deportation is an extension of this logic.
Honoring ICE detainer requests significantly extends jail stays.
Average jail stay for people subject to ICE detainer request was about a month longer. For those charged with a felony offense, the stay was about a month longer.
ICE detainers target people without serious criminal charges and histories.
50% of people subjected to ICE detainers have only a misdemeanor. 13% of people subject to ICE detainer were not charged with a crime before transfer to ICE for deportation
King County is not repaid for the cost of detaining immigrants.
In 2011: KC Jail spent $3 million to detain immigrants for ICE. This amount was not reimbursed. Not honoring ICE detainer requests would save local government $1.8 million/year.
Racial Profiling of Latino People
–30% of people who were detained by ICE upon release from jail are Latin@.
The KC Juvenile Detention Center collaborates with ICE on trans ferring immigrant YOUTH for deportation.
International Action Center 206.218.4417
Who You Callin’ Illegal 206.971.9100