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Cost of the anti-ICE protests, asked to waive California county $3M federal contract

Officials in Contra Costa County in Northern California, completed a 9-year contract on Tuesday with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

(Associated Press)

Citing the costs for the administration of anti-ICE protests in front of one of his facilities, authorities in a Northern California county, this week severed a 3 million Dollar contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal office to detain illegal immigrants in one of his cities.

Contra Costa County is severing contract with ICE for jailing immigration detainees in Richmond. https://t.co/wSm7edDfn8

— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) July 10, 2018

Contra Costa County, across the Bay from San Francisco, became the second county in the region this month to cut ties with ICE cream, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The county’s West County Detention Facility in Richmond, the average of 200 immigrant detainees a day, pulled had protesters for months. At a press conference, Sheriff David Livingston, the demonstrations suggested played a large role in the contract is terminated.

The local authority had “said in the shadow of the attention of the ICE contract,” Livingston, and “the management of protests in Richmond have been expensive and time-consuming for our staff.”

Livingstone said that the Federal government had to compensate for the cost of the “management of the protests,” but the agreement that brought in an additional $3 million in revenues – a budget deficit, Livingstone said, you would be matched with state and county funds, the Los Angeles Times reported.

An ICE spokesman said on Tuesday, the decision to say goodbye hurts prisoners, most of them.

“[I]nstead of being housed, close family members or lawyers to hang likes ICE cream, the the national system of detention bed space for those prisoners that said, in places further away”, the speaker.

“[I]nstead of being housed, close family members or lawyers on the ground, ICE likes to hang out, the national system of detention bed space for those prisoners in places further away.”

ICE spokesman

A official circle, while personally disagreements with President Donald Trump, the politics of immigration, echoed the ICE speaker’s argument.

“Unfortunately, with the closure of the plant, the people that the ICE is not able to release through the normal processes to other facilities and not more easy access to families during a difficult time,” said Karen Mitchoff, chair of the county Board of Supervisors.

“Unfortunately, with the closure of the plant, the people that the ICE is not able to release through the normal processes to other facilities and not more easy access to families during a difficult time.”

– Karen Mitchoff, chair, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Opponents of the Treaty, severing called a step in the right direction, but said more radical measures were needed.

Ali Saidi of the Contra Costa Immigrant Rights Alliance, ridiculed, ICE’s statement as “disingenuous” and demanded that the illegal immigrants are released instead of transferred to another facility.

“[A]ll you have to do is not be people trapped that said, for use in civil immigration proceedings,” Saidi.

The contract, which requires since 2009, a 120-day notice of termination.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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