The Monterey County Jail has faced criticism from immigrant rights groups for working closely with ICE. That’s federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. A new state law is forcing the county to change that practice.
Representatives from those immigrant rights groups stood with Sheriff Steve Bernal Monday as he made an announcement they’ve been waiting to hear.
“ICE will no longer have access to a desk inside our jail by the end of this week,” says Bernal.
The only way ICE agents will be allowed inside the Monterey County jail is if they have a warrant.