CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the Sheriff’s office was terminating participation in the 287(g) program. The office has never participated in that program. The Sheriff’s office is terminating participation in the Intergovernmental Service Agreement with ICE.
Fairfax County to Stop Cooperation with ICE Detainer Requests on May 23
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for enforcing federal immigration laws as part of its homeland security mission.
Fairfax has a serious gang (MS-13) and criminal illegal alien problem. On March 3, 2017, just over a year ago after a series of brutal MS-13 gang-related disappearances and homicides in the County, Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler stated “This problem is horrible…This is getting out of control and we need to stop it.”
Sheriff Kincaid’s solution to the problems caused by illegal immigration in Fairfax? She is reducing cooperation with ICE. On May 23, Fairfax County will stop cooperating with ICE detainer requests.
On January 22, 2018, the Sheriff announced that she will terminate the Intergovernmental Service Agreement with ICE as of May 23. Fairfax County will no longer “honor any requests to detain individuals subject to an administrative detention request unless there is a corresponding lawfully issued criminal detainer.” The Chairwoman of the County Board of Supervisors and the Democrat Party agree with that decision. Therefore, by order of Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, effective May 23 criminal illegal aliens will be released from jail directly onto Fairfax County’s streets at the completion of their sentences. The detainer requests issued by ICE will no longer be honored “unless an ICE administrative request to detain the inmate is accompanied by a criminal detainer issued by a court.” MS-13 gang members may be among those released.
The recent murder of 17 year old Matthew Ortega, a junior at Centreville High School, should make every parent in Fairfax County demand more cooperation with ICE, not less. The suspect in Matthew’s murder is being held without bond at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center. He currently has an ICE detainer on him.
Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) criticized the Sheriff’s decision when the change in cooperation with ICE was first announced:
“Addressing our gang issue just became much more difficult for law enforcement with the Sheriff’s decision to terminate the jails agreement with ICE. Billed as pro-immigrant, termination of the agreement is actually anti-immigrant in that it significantly hurts law enforcement’s ability to rid our streets of MS-13 and other gang members.
“These gang members prey primarily on our legal and illegal immigrant communities and vulnerable youth in our schools. It is ironic that this announcement came on the same day as the Board approved an additional $500K in spending to fight the gang problem and without discussion with the Board of Supervisors.”
Help fight to rid Fairfax of MS-13 and criminal illegal aliens. Let’s put pressure on our local officials who refuse to cooperate with ICE on detainer agreements. Tell Fairfax Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and Chairwoman Sharon Bulova that OUR safety comes first.
Don’t let the current agreement with ICE expire on May 23. Say no to “catch and release” of criminal illegal aliens.
Here are two actions you can take TODAY:
Please register to speak at the next Board of Supervisors meeting and demand that our schools and communities not be put in jeopardy. Do not let Fairfax become a sanctuary county. If you cannot speak, please try to attend. Let your neighbors, family and friends know to attend too.
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035
May 15, 2018
4:30 PM (for public speakers)
Please let us know if you can attend on the morning of May 15!
ASAP: Register Online To Speak at the Board of Supervisors Meeting
Below is a contact list for the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors and a “copy and paste” list of emails for quick action on your part.
Do it today – this is urgent. Please send them a written letter, phone their office or email them your thoughts to keep cooperating with ICE on 48 hour detainer requests. Remember to keep messages focused and polite.
Fairfax County Sheriff and Supervisors:
Fairfax County Sheriff
STACEY A. KINCAID, SHERIFF
703-246-3227 | TTY 711
SHARON BULOVA, CHAIRMAN
Phone: 703-324-2321, TTY 711
PENELOPE A. GROSS, VICE CHAIRMAN, MASON DISTRICT
Phone: 703-256-7717, TTY 711
JOHN C. COOK, BRADDOCK DISTRICT
Phone: 703-425-9300, TTY 711
JOHN W. FOUST, DRANESVILLE DISTRICT
Phone: 703-356-0551, TTY 711
CATHERINE M. HUDGINS, HUNTER MILL DISTRICT
Phone: 703-478-0283, TTY 711
JEFFREY C. MCKAY, LEE DISTRICT
Phone: 703-971-6262, TTY 711
DANIEL G. STORCK, MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT
Phone: 703-780-7518, TTY 711
LINDA Q. SMYTH, PROVIDENCE DISTRICT
Phone: 703-560-6946, TTY 711
PAT HERRITY, SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT
Phone: 703-451-8873, TTY 711
KATHY L. SMITH, SULLY DISTRICT
Phone: 703-814-7100, TTY 711
Email List: Copy and paste the emails below to send a message to these elected officials. Use your own words. Be polite, focused, “insistent and consistent.”
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