Atlanta Mayor Ends I.C.E. Contract

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of the city of Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Ends I.C.E. Contract

Keisha Lance Bottoms is the mayor of Atlanta. Earlier this week, she issued an executive order ending the city’s agreement with I.C.E.

The city of Atlanta was earning $78 per day per detainee, which resulted in more than $7.5 million for the city for the year.

“It is a significant financial hit to our budget. That shows how strongly the city of Atlanta feels about the position as it relates to ICE.”

 

“Atlanta will no longer be complicit in a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the horrific fallout. As the birthplace of the civil rights movement we are called to be better than this.”

Earlier this year, when the Department of Homeland Security withdrew from the Flores Agreement, Bottoms signed an order preventing new detainees being held in the city jail.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter- @mcatty_alex

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