By William Street, HD 40 Co-Leader
Clackamas County shows up in curious places. There we were on page 39 of 48 of CV 12-09012-AB (FFMx) Date February 7, 2018 DUNCAN ROY ET AL. V. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL. This time it was L.A. County learning what we know: ICE warrants are voluntary and to honor them exposes the Sheriff’s Department to wrongful imprisonment lawsuits.
Clackamas County was one of the first counties nationally to learn this lesson. It cost us county taxpayers more than $100,000. Now L.A. County knows what we know. Continue reading
Now is the time to send an email to our County Commissioners to let them know we support their efforts to provide due process to all Clackamas residents.
Next week our Board of County Commissioners will address the issue of illegal and unwarranted deportations of our friends and neighbors. As two different federal courts have already ruled, President Trump’s executive orders on arrivals, deportations and withholding of funds to so-called “Sanctuary Counties” are unconstitutional.
Nevertheless, Dreamers are being deported, our neighbors are being detained, all without due process or in too many cases without even court ordered warrants. Continue reading
Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts
Clackamas County is an unwilling “sanctuary county.” The Sheriff’s Office will not honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests without additional probable cause, because it is under a court order not to.
Here’s the story: “A federal magistrate judge in Oregon concluded that county officials violated a woman’s Fourth Amendment rights when they kept her in custody solely on the basis of an immigration detainer.” Miranda-Olivares v. Clackamas County, No. 3:12-cv-02317-ST, slip op. (D. Or. April 11, 2014) (Stewart, Magistrate Judge) Continue reading