Immigrant Rights

Painesville, OH Police and Immigration Enforcement

06.01.17

In May of 2017, the Painesville Police Department implemented an immigration enforcement policy in which they engaged in unlawful racial profiling against people of color, immigrant families, and individuals whose primary language is not English.

Shortly after, the ACLU of Ohio issued a press release urging the city of Painesville to scrap their new immigration policy.

In March of 2017, the Los Angeles Times published an article discussing that under the threat of aggressive immigration enforcement policies, immigrant communities in Los Angeles are now less likely to call police when victims of a crime.

Posted to Immigrant Rights, General Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice.