Want to stay safe? Watch out for what the recently passed TRUTH act does to affect safety of residents in California.
Of the 8,700 persons booked into the Santa Cruz County jail in 2016, only 7 were released to the federal government.
We don’t enforce immigration laws says Santa Cruz County sheriff Sgt. Clark because “that enhances a victim’s willingness to report crime and for us to keep our community safe.”
The TRUTH act effective Jan. 1, 2017 requires that local law enforcement get written voluntary release from detainees before the federal government (ICE) can interview them while they are in custody in jail.
So how many of the 8,700 booked during 2016 have no legal documentation? Law enforcement does not keep track.
What say? Is it time that local government keeps track of the legal and / or illegal status of those booked into jail?