Sat. Sep 24th, 2022

Santa Ana City Council members unanimously voted to terminate a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – but not immediately, as some activists pressured with a hunger strike, according to the O.C. Register.



The Santa Ana City Council directed the City Manager, David Cavazos, to not renew the ICE contract set to expire on June 30, 2020, and not to end it earlier without a viable way to pay off the $24.3 million jail facility debt that ICE dollars are going toward.

The Santa Ana Jail rents up to 200 spots to ICE for detainees, regardless of their sexual orientation. The City Council also authorized Cavazos to enter into an agreement with ICE for a Transgender Care and Classification Committee pilot program. This will make the Santa Ana Jail the first facility in the nation to form a committee to take into consideration transgender detainees’ preferences in custody and housing placement.

I had no idea there were so many transgendered immigrants!

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

One thought on “The Santa Ana City Council won’t terminate their jail’s contract with ICE until 2020”
  1. WHo cares close everything that brings money to the city. Our council has no vision. But they give Cavazos lots of bonuses and a salary that most in SA will never make in a lifetime….SAD

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