SDOP News

The First Steps to Rebuilding Trust With Law Enforcement

October 23, 2017

On Monday, 250 of us gathered at Christ the King Catholic Church to urge County Sheriff Bill Gore and San Diego PoliceChief Shelley Zimmerman to implement the new California Values Act (SB 54) in a way that protects families who are undocumented in our communities.

Because you showed up, we're celebrating three major victories.

  • San Diego County law enforcement will implement SB 54 locally.
  • Chief Zimmerman and Sheriff Gore assured us that local police will not enforce federal immigration laws.
  • Every sheriff will publicly report to the Attorney General for every transfer from county jails to immigration authorities, and this information will be accessible by the public. That means we have better tools to hold our law enforcement accountable.

We ask that you continue to stand with us.

Join one of our upcoming rapid response trainings to learn how to protect families at risk of deportation.
  • Thursday, October 26, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Rapid Response Orientation: Learn what the Rapid Response Network is and how to get involved
    410 W. 18th St, National City
  • Monday, November 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Human Rights Observer Training: Learn how to be a witness during an immigration enforcement raid, arrest or sighting
    First Unitarian Universalist Church, Hillcrest Campus (4190 Front Street)