Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office to report on 2020 immigration enforcement at Truth Act Forum

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By Kathy Chouteau

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office will report on its civil immigration enforcement activities throughout 2020 at the Truth Act Virtual Community Forum on Tuesday, July 27 at 9 a.m.

The Truth Act (AB 2792), which was signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2016 and went into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires a local legislative body that has provided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with access to an individual during the last year to hold at least one public forum to provide information about that access and to receive and consider public comment.

Community members can participate in the forum via phone, email and Zoom. The forum can be streamed online here and can be watched on CCTV at AT&T U-Verse channel 99, Comcast channel 27 or Wave channel 32. Call-in info, including the phone number and access code, will be provided on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors July 27 agenda; access it here when it’s posted at least 96 hours before the forum.

Public comments for the forum can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1025 Escobar St., 1st floor, Martinez, CA 94553.

Spanish language interpretation will be available during the forum; to request other language accommodations, contact the clerk of the board by July 22 at (925) 655-2000 or via email at [email protected].