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Against separation and deportation

Hundreds protest Tulsa County’s partnership with ICE

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning, June 30, outside the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center—home to Tulsa County Jail—to protest detaining the 240-plus undocumented people currently held inside. The demonstration was one of more than 700 across the country protesting the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. In addition, local protesters also objected to Tulsa County’s participation in 287(g), a partnership between local law enforcement and the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that permits “designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions,” according to ICE’s website. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office received about $3.5 million from ICE in FY 2017, according to a Tulsa World article. The agreement ensures Tulsa County receives $69 per day per detainee.