ICE Detainers

ICE immigration detainers request state and local law enforcement agencies to notify ICE when they are about to release from custody a person who was arrested on a criminal violation, because they are believed to be in the country illegally.

Orange County Sheriff: The California Values Act has made communities less safe
February 6, 2020

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes has released statistics demonstrating how the California Values Act has made communities less safe over the two years of implementation. New statistics detail the jump in repeat offense cases, thanks to SB-54.

Charlotte police ignored two ICE detainers on Honduran charged with kidnapping
January 11, 2020

A Honduran was deported in 2006, then illegally re-entered the country. He was arrested twice by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department for incidents with an ex-girlfriend. The CMPD ignored two ICE detainers. The Honduran has been charged with kidnapping.

The case of Osmani Garces-Ortiz in Arapahoe County, Colorado
December 2, 2019

Sanctuary legislation signed into law by Governor Jared Polis in May will compel law enforcement officials in Colorado to release a dangerous criminal alien from custody. ICE has lodged two immigration detainers on the suspect, but county jail officials will be forced to ignore them.

The case of Hector Moran-Espinoza in Philadelphia
November 29, 2019

The Philadelphia Police Department has released a child sexual predator for a second time, despite ICE detainers lodged against him in both cases. ICE detainers are lodged with local law enforcement agencies when ICE has probable cause to believe that a detained person is a removable alien.

Alien in Connecticut arrested for sexual assault, will be turned over to ICE
November 28, 2019

An alien in Meriden, Connecticut has been arrested on serious charges including sexual assault, will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he is released.

Senator Thom Tillis introduces the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act of 2019
October 28, 2019

Legislation will be introduced in the Senate and House granting clear authority to law enforcement agencies to honor ICE detainers. This is largely motivated by the refusal of the sheriff in Mecklenburg County, NC to comply with requests to hold aliens in detention on behalf of ICE.

Oklahoma County was pressured to remove ICE - then released an accused repeat rapist
October 16, 2019

Immigration activists pressured Oklahoma County to remove ICE officers from the county jail. Less than three months later, an accused repeat rapist from El Salvador was set loose. The long-term agenda of those activists is described here.

How the ACLU helped set alien criminals free in Mecklenburg County, NC
October 3, 2019

The ACLU intervened massively in the race for sheriff in Mecklenburg County, NC, in support of the candidate calling for an end to Mecklenburg's participation in the ICE 287(g) program, which enables the deportation of illegal aliens about to be released from prison.

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence debunks common sanctuary city myths
September 28, 2019

At a September 26, 2019 press briefing, Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence debunked common myths perpetuated by opponents of ICE 287(g) programs, by which local law enforcement agencies detain alien criminals on behalf of ICE.

Bristol County sheriff acts to prevent Massachusetts from becoming a sanctuary state
September 14, 2019

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, an ally of President Donald Trump, supports an initiative to prevent Massachusetts from becoming a sanctuary state. This proposed legislation would permit local authorities to cooperate with ICE in detaining illegal aliens.