Groups Rally, Demand Investigation After ICE Agents Interviewed Inmates at Santa Clara County Jails

Immigrant rights activists gathered outside the the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office in San Jose to protest ICE agents who were allowed to interview and take undocumented detainees from jail.

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The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's pro-immigrant sanctuary policies were broken after ICE agents were allowed in March to enter jails. The action prompted immigrant rights activists to rally in front of the Sheriff's Office in San Jose on Wednesday, April 4.
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Protesters rally in front of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office in San Jose and demand action after ICE agents were able to interview inmates, which violates the county's policy.
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Demonstrators demand action outside of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office in San Jose after ICE agents were able to enter jails.
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Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith recently told NBC Bay Area that members of her staff "mistakenly" let U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers enter their jails in March. The action sparked a protest by immigrant rights activists on Wednesday, April 4.
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Demonstrators rally outside the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office in San Jose. (April 4, 2018)
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Immigrant rights activists are demanding action after Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said members of her staff "mistakenly" allowed ICE agents into jails.
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