The Trump Administration's federal deportation machine is tearing apart families and communities in Connecticut. Our state's safety, health, and values are better served by opting out of participation in this cruel system. We therefore oppose this unnecessary bill that would ignore public safety and health by mandating state and local law enforcement to feed the federal government’s deportation machine.
Senate Bill 993 would undermine justice, equality, safety, and community by requiring the state's unnecessary participation in the federal government's deportation program. By weakening Connecticut's TRUST Act to require state and local law enforcement to serve federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers without a valid federal judicial warrant, this bill focuses local law enforcement on the federal government's deportation agenda, not on local priorities.