Pinal supervisors reject resolution condemning border separations

Honduran mother holds her son, 7, after she turned her family in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. /Photo by John Moore/Getty Images


By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral

The charged political issue over illegal immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border took center stage this week at the Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting.

The meeting Wednesday got off to an unusual start when a group of white-clad Democrats implored the board to pass a resolution drafted by Pete Rios, D-Dudleyville, declaring that the Board of Supervisors oppose ICE policies separating children from their parents and detaining them, and asks the Department of Homeland Security and congressional delegations to put a stop to the practice.

The New York Timesrecently reported that local officials across the country are canceling contracts with ICE in opposition to the practice. Pinal County no longer contracts with ICE, canceling its contract in 2013 that paid a per diem price for the county to house detainees. The amount ICE was paying wasn’t sufficiently making up the cost to the county at that time.


Share this!

Additional Articles

News Categories

Get Our Twice Weekly Newsletter!

* indicates required

Rose Law Group pc values “outrageous client service.” We pride ourselves on hyper-responsiveness to our clients’ needs and an extraordinary record of success in achieving our clients’ goals. We know we get results and our list of outstanding clients speaks to the quality of our work.