Anne Arundel County benefits from immigrants who live and work in our county. Most of us are descended from immigrants who came to this country for a better life. Take Action AAC believes it is in our county's - and our country's - best interest to work with immigrant communities in positive ways.
County Executive Steve Schuh signed a 2-year agreement with the Federal government which deputized our county correctional officers as agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. This agreement will be up for renewal in June, 2019. Take Action AAC opposes using county resources to enforce federal immigration law and to profit from the detention. We are deeply opposed to the practice of separating families at the border, and then using our county detention facilities to hold these adult immigrants without their families.
In the coming year, we are committed to ending Anne Arundel County's participation in the 287g program.