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Collins statement on Atlanta cutting ties with ICE

Sep 7, 2018
Statement

GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom’s order to stop the city jail from holding or receiving detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Collins represents Georgia’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over immigration issues, including ICE.

“Public officials should serve residents by following the law, not disregarding their responsibility to uphold it. State and local leaders who refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement or keep criminals behind bars make innocent Georgians more vulnerable. When other states look to Atlanta, they should see a city anchored to promoting the welfare of its citizens, not eroding public safety.”