King County Provided ICE Access To Immigrant Personal Data In Violation of Law
Join us for this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally where featured speaker Nina Martinez (Latino Civic Alliance, Board Chair) will explain the recently uncovered scandal that in violation of an explicit County Ordinance, two King County departments have been providing ICE with confidential personal data “putting residents at increased risk of deportation.”
As a result of a year of grassroots activism, the King County Council passed an ordinance in February 2018 prohibiting King County agencies/employees from providing access to nonpublic info/data re immigrants to ICE, CBP or USCIS absent a judicial warrant. At the time, this ordinance was heralded by the ACLU and racial justice and immigrant advocates as a progressive model for the nation. But a July 9, 2019 report by the King County Auditor’s Office found that in violation of this law, ICE agents have had full access to a nonpublic county database containing confidential personal information about every person booked into county jail and the King County Sheriff’s Office has provided unredacted case files to ICE nearly every time they asked “putting residents at increased risk of deportation.”
Remember last year when we learned that the Dept. of Licensing was giving confidential personal info to ICE in violation of State Law? What good does it do to pass progressive legislation if the state and County do not set up systems and training to carry out the laws that are adopted? Come learn what happened, what we are doing about it and how you can help.
Following our rally from 11:45AM-12:20PM, we will be meeting with Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s and Rep. Adam Smith’s staff for a Q&A session from 12:30-1:30PM. Resist Trump Tuesday educational rallies with live music happen on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, immediately followed by meetings with our US Senators' or US Representatives' staff. All are welcome.
Please join us. We need your voice!