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SR rally targets immigration enforcement
Deputies' cooperation with feds unfair to Latinos, advocates say
By KATY HILLENMEYER
AND MARTIN ESPINOZA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Santa Rosa, CA
Immigrant rights and minority groups Saturday called on Sonoma County sheriff's deputies to stop cooperating with agents who enforce federal immigration law.
Young Latinos are being unfairly deported because deputies on a multiagency gang prevention team work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said Davin Cardenas of the Committee for Immigrant Rights of Sonoma County.
"Crime, in general, runs the risk of not being reported when you do not know if law enforcement is collaborating with immigration services," Cardenas said before Saturday's rally at Juilliard Park in Santa Rosa. "We don't think our community should be targeted when they're living productive lives, working and going to school."... Organizers dubbed the event ICE capades, and in a symbolic act, froze a number of small dolls in blocks of ice that melted throughout the day in the warm afternoon sun.
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