SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently released study shows counties that do not enforce federal immigration efforts have less crime when compared to counties that do. The study supports current Santa Clara County policies that protect all county residents. Other key findings of the study conducted by the Center for American Progress confirm that counties that do not blur the line between local policing and federal immigration enforcement:
- On average, have 35.5 fewer crimes committed per 10,000 people.
- Have a higher median household annual income.
- Have an average poverty rate that's 2.3% lower.
- Have an average unemployment rate that's 1.1% lower.
Santa Clara County will be in federal court Friday morning, April 14th, beginning at 9:00 am seeking a nationwide preliminary injunction that would halt President Trump's "sanctuary jurisdiction" Executive Order that would strip federal funding from "sanctuary jurisdictions." Nationally, law enforcement leaders and a range of community organizations have criticized Trump's immigration policies for undermining local policing efforts and making communities less safe.
News Conference detailing results of the Sanctuary County study and the impacts the Executive Order will have on public safety and community services
President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
County Sheriff Laurie Smith
David Campos, Deputy County Executive, Office of the County Executive
Representatives of community non-profit organizations
Representatives of immigration rights advocates
Representatives of cities in Santa Clara County that support the injunction
Thursday April 13, 2017
Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
Auditorium, 55 West Younger Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
To see the full results of the Center for American Progress Sanctuary County Study, go here:
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SOURCE County of Santa Clara