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After Community Pressure, OC Sheriff Hutchens Will Not Honor the ICE Hold on Ricardo. Now, ICE Needs to Drop It.

Last week, hundreds of emails and calls targeting OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to drop the ICE hold on Ricardo resulted in a small victory. OCSD, followed the request of the community and "WILL NOT" share any information of Ricardo to ICE nor will they honor the ICE hold.

Ricardo's misdemeanor DUI conviction is protected under the TRUST Act, a law in CA prohibiting law enforcement from turning people like him to the custody of ICE.

ICE still has the hold in place and can take him as he is being released. We demand they drop the hold on Ricardo immediately!

Ricardo's case is important becasue it also highlights the contradictions of the new immigration enforcement program called Priority Enforcement Program (PEP). While it was designed to target the "most dangerous," the program has already inhumanely seperated thousands of families across the nation. 

Add your name to this petition to support Ricardo, his family, and the Orange County immigrant community. 



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