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.
Authorities in Boulder County, Colorado ignored an ICE detainer for a suspect who had been arrested for sexual assault on a child. This accords with sanctuary law in Colorado. On the day of the trial, the suspect didn't show up - now they are searching for him.
Immigration advocates in Lawrence, Kansas want information on policies at the Douglas County Jail, to shield people from deportation. They have already been working with officials at the Lawrence City Commission, to draft policies to create a sanctuary city.
A report on the arrest of illegal aliens in North Carolina reveals that NC state probation and parole officers cooperate with ICE. This helps compensate for refusals by sheriffs in North Carolinian cities to transfer alien criminals to ICE.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.