COMMISSIONER PRESIDENT WAYNE L. RICHARDSON ISSUES STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD REGARDING THE COMPLETE DEPOPULATION OF ICE DETAINEES AT THE ESSEX COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

COMMISSIONER PRESIDENT WAYNE L. RICHARDSON ISSUES STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD REGARDING THE COMPLETE DEPOPULATION OF ICE DETAINEES AT THE ESSEX COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

The Essex County Board of County Commissioners – Pictured are (from left to right, front row) District 2 Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson, Commissioner At-Large Romaine Graham, District 3 Commissioner Tyshammie L. Cooper, Commissioner At-Large Patricia Sebold, and Commissioner At-Large Brendan W. Gill. (From left to right, back row) District 5 Commissioner Vice President Carlos M. Pomares, District 4 Commissioner Leonard M. Luciano, Commissioner At-Large Rufus I. Johnson, and District 1 Commissioner Robert Mercado. PHOTO BY GLEN FRIESON”

 

The Board is pleased that the County of Essex is no longer detaining anyone based solely on immigration status and supports expeditious resolution for all persons detained under those circumstances. Funding that was allocated for ICE detainees legal counsel remains available for use by their attorneys. As stated in the past, we look to our national leaders for a resolution that supports the unification of families and an expedited path to citizenship.

Wayne L. Richardson
President – Essex County Board of County Commissioners