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Marin jail ICE pickup shakes up immigration forum

December 2, 2020

Marin IJ article by: Richard Halstead

Screenshot from a video during the Marin County Board of Supervisors TRUTH Act forum on December 1, 2020
Lucia Martel-Dow, director of immigration and social services at Canal Alliance, displays screen shots from a video during Marin County’s TRUTH Act Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 (marin.granicus.com)

Images of a Latino man being handcuffed and taken away in an unmarked van after being released from Marin County Jail stirred controversy at a county forum this week.

Tuesday’s TRUTH Act forum was part of an oversight effort compelled by state law that requires local government, in which law enforcement has provided federal immigration agents access to an individual, to hold at least one such community gathering a year later.

At the session, held online due to COVID-19, Lucia Martel-Dow, director of immigration and social services at Canal Alliance, displayed screen shots from a video that she said was taken outside the jail between 7-8 p.m. Monday involving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

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