The California Values Act (SB 54) went into effect in January 2018. The law limits local and state law enforcement entanglement with federal immigration enforcement. The overall impact of SB54 and other sanctuary laws has been positive and the number of people arrested by ICE at local jails across California has decreased.
In Marin County, the Sheriff maintains entanglement with ICE through information sharing practices and by allowing ICE to access the county jail to arrest non-citizens. The Sheriff’s Office recently modified its policy, which resulted in significantly fewer people being arrested by ICE in 2019.
As part of our advocacy efforts, Canal Alliance partnered with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) to develop this report, which features an in-depth analysis of what’s happening at the Marin County jail, and provides detailed information about the impact that the Sheriff’s new policy has had in Marin County.
In this report, the immigrant community and advocates alike will find important Know Your Rights information and key insights to help advance local advocacy efforts.
Read the full report here.