San Jose: Mayor and police chief in crosshairs of immigration debate

6/27/19 Despite Mayor Sam Liccardo denouncing President Donald Trump’s threat of ICE raids in sanctuary cities, local activists say San Jose lawmakers and police must do more to build trust with the undocumented community.
Immigrant rights advocates say Liccardo and San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia’s comments on Santa Clara County’s proposal to amend its ICE detainer policy stirred more distrust of authority among immigrants in San Jose.
During a rally dubbed “Enough is Enough” on Tuesday, several speakers expressed concern over inconsistent statements from the city and law enforcement.
They say it has generated fear among undocumented residents toward local authorities.