Atlanta Mayor orders city to end relationship with ICE, remove all detainees

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has ordered the city to stop holding ICE detainees in an executive order signed on Thursday

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and MARLENE LENTHANG FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has ordered the city to stop holding US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in prison.

The executive order signed Thursday cut city ties with ICE, declaring Atlanta will no longer hold anyone for the federal agency and transferred most remaining detainees out of prisons where they were being held.

‘We will no longer be complicit with a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the fallout,’ Lance Bottoms said.

‘As the birthplace of the civil rights movement, we are called to be better than this,’ she added.

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