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Sep 12, 2019 Dozens of people packed the Fresno County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to hear Sheriff Margaret Mims present data on 2018 Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity in the county jail. Although Mims was clear her office didn’t hand anyone over to ICE, most community members at the forum were critical of her support for the agency and the timing of the event. “They (the county) made little to no effort to make this more accessible to the community because at the end of the day this is a public forum intended for the public to know what the sheriff is doing,” said Jennifer Rojas, who is with the advocacy group ICE Out of Fresno. Rojas said she was “disappointed” the supervisors didn’t change the timing of the meeting to make it more accessible to the community. The supervisors should have held the forum in the late afternoon when people get off work or provided childcare services for parents, she said. “A lot of the public was discouraged from being here. Our communities didn't

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