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Supervisor Fletcher and San Diego County Board Members Will Hold Immigration Forum on Nov. 17

11/05/20

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article by Christine Huard.  Full article: https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2020/09/29/san-diego-county-will-hold-immigration-forum-on-nov-17/

The annual TRUTH Act Forum will take place at 5 p.m. on the same day as the board’s regular meeting.

In 2016, the California Legislature enacted the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds Act, which requires a county government to hold a forum if a local law enforcement agency provided access to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Board Chairman Greg Cox and fellow Supervisor Nathan Fletcher requested the hearing date for the forum, which Fletcher said is about “safety, security and fairness.”

Cox said an evening forum would allow for greater community participation. In a time of growing distrust of law enforcement, “I think it’s critical we provide a forum,” he added.