Last Saturday, dozens of local immigration advocates from GR Rapids Response to ICE and Movimiento Cosecha showed up at the headquarters of the Kent County Jail to protest the Sherriff’s involvement with Immigration Customs Enforcement.
“ICE, ICE shame on you! Immigrants have families too. ICE, ICE shame on you! Immigrants have families too!”
And it was the very next day that Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye Young released a statement explaining that ICE had decided not to renew the contract with the department and so it would be expiring at the end of September.