Skip to comments.Atlanta mayor signs order to stop accepting ICE detainees at city jail
Posted on 09/06/2018 12:14:30 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday signed an executive order declaring that the city jail will no longer accept people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
"Atlanta has permanently ended its acceptance of ICE detainees and will immediately transfer all those remaining out of our City jail," Bottoms tweeted with a photo of her signing the order.
"We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations."
A spokesperson for ICE confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that all of the agency's detainees at the Atlanta City Detention Center would be transferred by the end of Thursday.
ICE did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from The Hill.
The newspaper noted that the order from Bottoms comes only months after she signed a similar executive order that halted the detention center from admitting any new ICE detainees.
That order was signed in June, amid opposition to President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy that resulted in thousands of families being separated at the southern border.
There were 205 ICE detainees in Atlanta's city jail in June. But that number had decreased to just five as of Wednesday, according to the AJC. The newspaper noted that the number fell because ICE has either deported, released or transferred some of the detainees.
Atlanta will no longer be complicit in a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the horrific fallout, Bottoms said at a news conference, the paper reported. As the birthplace of the civil rights movement we are called to be better than this.
The order means the chief of Atlanta's Department of Corrections must stop receiving ICE detainees.
Cut off Atlanta’s federal funds.......................
Fine. Don’t put them in jail, just put them across the border.
Jeff Sessions should march federal marshals in there and arrest this guy.
These people realize that their precious cities are geographically tiny, right? Lots of land area in Georgia that this moron’s “executive order” has zero effect on.
Keisha Lance Bottoms?
Liberal Demscum protecting their most favored constituents.
The barbarian horde is the future of their party.
SHE is the mayor ...
Yes, I caught that it was a woman later.
“We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations”
Groovy. So that means the South can go back to Segregation and Separate But Equal, since that was a federal mandate as well?
I believe Mr. Eisenhower sent guys with uniforms to force Southern State governments to comply with said mandate.
Bottoms had huge democrat establishment support over the other democrat she barely beat in the primary (there was lots of voter fraud speculation in the democrat atlanta mayor primary race).
Put a few mayors and city council members in jail and this will stop.
This might mean some of those most inconvenient raids with employers handcuffed and paddy wagons blocking the roadways, or perhaps ICE investigations of voter registration documents, or milling around inside courtrooms, various checks for national security purposes blocking roadways, etc...
These people whoop it up and laugh when illegals kill Americans.
That’s what I’m thinking.
This anarchy has to be stopped at some point, or we can simply watch our nation fall in on itself.
The law is the law bitch!
Rent a field and some port-a-potties.
Surround it with barbed wire.
Put up a couple of towers.
Put up tents.
Set up catering.
House ‘em there.
Gosh, Id hate to see the Mayor fall victim to a released ICE detainee.
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