A grassroots group of more than 50 Gilroyans was told that the city police department hasn’t and will not enforce federal immigration law Tuesday night at a meeting at South Valley Middle School.
Councilmembers Peter Leroe-Muñoz, Fred Tovar, Cat Tucker and Chief of Police Scot Smithee heard an impassioned plea from members of PACT, People Acting in Community Together, asking that they take action to protect undocumented workers.
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PACT is a multicultural, multifaith organization that focuses on social justice and represents more than 50,000 people in Santa Clara County.
“The Chief really spoke to the issue in no uncertain terms that the police department doesn’t do immigration enforcement,” said Leroe-Muñoz afterwards. “That is not something they have done or will do.”
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