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MFV Nevada Calls for End of Collaboration between Police and ICE

10.23.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cecia Alvarado at ceciaa@mifamiliavota.org or
Karina Martinez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org I 858-752-1262

MFV Nevada Calls for End of Collaboration between Police and ICE

287(g) decision a healthy first step for Nevada residents

 

Las Vegas, Nevada — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has announced that it will be suspending 287(g) partnership honoring ICE detainers.

Cecia Alvarado, Las Vegas state director for Mi Familia Vota, issued the following statement:

“Our community has invested tremendous resources fighting to end the 287(g) program and working to establish greater trust between law enforcement and the immigrant and Latino residents of Nevada. While this decision is tied to a court ruling, we expect for LVMPD to take all the necessary steps to make our state’s largest law enforcement agency as transparent as possible in an effort to revive a line of confidence and cooperation that is needed for victims and all residents to feel safe in our neighborhoods. ICE has been exploiting our police agencies to execute their hardline positions, but this cannot continue. The 287(g) partnership must be terminated indefinitely and LVMPD, as well as every law enforcement agency, must work for all of us in a humane manner.”

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.