Controversial Illegal Immigrant Detention Program Renewed

Jun 20, 2016

Jordan Mazariegos protests ICE detention program.
Credit KWGS News

Despite community protests, Tulsa County leaders renew a controversial illegal immigrant detention program. Several people spoke against 287-G in which the federal government uses the Tulsa jail to hold people for Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement. One of the protestors is Jordan Mazariegos, who claims 287-G causes fear in the Hispanic community and leads to racial profiling.

While some claim 287-G leads to racial profiling, Richard Rocha with ICE says the program only affects what happens in the jail, not in the community. The Sheriff says any suspicions of profiling should be reported.

County Commissioners renewed the program on a 2-1 vote.