Minneapolis Mayor Unveils 'Know-Your-ICE-Rights' Placards in Police Squads

Minneapolis Mayor Unveils 'Know-Your-ICE-Rights' Placards in Police Squads Photo: City of Minneapolis

October 10, 2018 02:39 PM

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey unveiled "Know-Your-ICE-Rights" placards that will be placed in squad cars during a press conference Wednesday, according to a release from the city. 

The placards detail a person's right regarding immigration issues.


"Right now cities have to step up and do what our federal administration and Congress won't do," Mayor Jacob Frey said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. "We will not let this lack of compassion at the highest levels of our government prevent us from doing what is right for our immigrant communities here in Minneapolis."

The placards are posted in English and Spanish, making it clear that those under arrest don't have to answer questions about their immigration status and that they are allowed to remain silent. 

Frey announced his plan to add the placards to Minneapolis Police Department squad cars during his State of the City Address in May. 

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