Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, from ACLU

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From Nick Steiner, Meredith Curtis Goode, and ACLU of Maryland

We have a hunch that there are a lot of Frederick residents who don’t support Sheriff Chuck Jenkins’ inhumane, biased, and draconian immigration enforcement. We need you to show up and make that clear to your local officials.
On June 14 at 6:00 pm, the ACLU and partners will hold a rally outside the Frederick County Government Building and then go in at 7:00 pm to be a presence of opposition as the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office steering committee meets about their 287(g) program. That program is governed by an agreement with federal immigration agents to allow local police to act as deputized immigration officers.
Speak out for immigrants’ rights at Frederick rally and Sheriff’s Office meeting
Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 pm
Frederick County Government Building
First Floor Hearing Room of Winchester Hall
12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701
Rally at 6:00 pm
Meeting at 7:00 pm
You probably already know that Sheriff Jenkins is notorious for using his office to assert his anti-immigrant agenda, and using a heavy hand to target black and brown communities.
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has had a 287(g) program since August 1, 2008, claiming it is for public safety, targeting serious criminals. But Jenkins’ implementation of the program suggests otherwise. In 2010, over 80% of arrests were for low-level offenses, and over 60% for traffic violations. Over 90% of detainers issued from 2008 to 2011 were for misdemeanor offenses. In June 2015, only 11% of the individuals with immigration detainers were charged with felonies.
In most cases, Sheriff Jenkins is pursuing immigration cases against people who pose no security risk. He is needlessly tearing families apart – families who are part of the fabric of the Frederick County community.
In solidarity,
Nick Steiner, Meredith Curtis Goode, and ACLU of Maryland

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