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Ice Detainers

ICE, What Part of Unconstitutional Do You Not Understand?

Angela F. Chan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Angela F. Chan

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a new director, Sarah Saldaña, but she made it apparent on Thursday that the agency is stuck making the same old mistakes. And the timing couldn't be worse.

Elise Foley

Immigration Official Walks Back Support For Mandating That Police Hold Immigrants (UPDATE) | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that she would support a law to require local law enforcement to hold ...

New York City Just Made It Harder For Feds To Detain Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.14.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill Friday that will further restrict the city’s cooperation with immigration authorities who try to de...

ICE Detainers Are Unfunded Mandate and Threaten Public Safety

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Recent federal court decisions make it clear local law enforcement agencies that detain individuals on the sole authority of an ICE detainer request violate the Fourth Amendment, exposing them to legal liability unless there has been an independent finding of probable cause to justify detention.

Elise Foley

Los Angeles Stops Holding Immigrants For Deportation | Elise Foley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti dealt another blow on Monday to the Obama administration's deportation programs, saying city police will...

Elise Foley

Obama Faces Growing Revolt Against Secure Communities | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) announced a significant change to the city's law enforcement policies. Going forwa...

New York City Can Do Better to Protect All Immigrants

Abraham Paulos | Posted 02.05.2014 | New York
Abraham Paulos

New York City should be a leader in drawing a bright line between the criminal legal system and the civil immigration system.

Resisting S-Comm Through ICE Detainers

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

To combat Immigration and Custom Enforcement actions, local jurisdictions across the country are attempting to resist S-Comm by resisting ICE efforts to issue holds or detainers on individuals who have been arrested or fingerprinted.

Elise Foley

Immigration Asked Law Enforcement To Hold 800 Americans, Report Says | Elise Foley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement requested that local law enforcement agencies hold more than 800 U.S. citizens -- a majority of whom...

County Lawmaker Once Again Bucks Federal Immigration Authorities

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

Once again, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has rejected attempts by the Obama administration to turn arrested undocumented immigrants ov...

Immigration Policy Under Fire After Undocumented Inmates Reoffend

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

Eleven of 346 inmates released from jail under Cook County's policy that ignores federal detention requests have reoffended, renewing concerns over th...

Cook County, Immigration Detainers, and the Real Cost to Public Safety

Tara Tidwell Cullen | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Tara Tidwell Cullen

What happens at Thursday's hearing could have national consequences. Cook County has been a leader in rejecting ICE's attempts to turn local police into federal immigration agents.

Cook County Commissioners Want ICE Noncompliance Ordinance Reversed

Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago

Days after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle renewed her commitment to opting the county out of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Is Justice System Or Immigration Policy To Blame For Man's Death? | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Chicago

The June 2011 death of William "Denny" McCann could have been prevented by a number of checks within the legal system of Cook County, Ill. Police coul...