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via @ILRC_SF: Legal Developments on ICE Holds – explanation & resources

May 15, 2014

via Lena Graber, Special Projects Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

ILRCAs many or all of you know, there have been some exciting developments on ICE holds/detainers in the last few weeks.  First a court of appeals found that they were not mandatory, and then an Oregon court found that holding someone on a detainer was unconstitutional and that the county owed her money damages.

As a result, dozens of sheriffs are changing their policies and refusing to act on any ICE holds.  See our map of detainer policies at  (although it is getting hard to keep up with all the changes!)

Attached is a PDF short advisory from ILRC on the recent court decisions and what they mean, as well as advice on how to use this information with your own local sheriffs or other law enforcement and elected officials.  Also attached are PDF letters that were sent from NWIRP, ACLU, and several California organizations to sheriffs in Washington, California, and Colorado.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for more help on this.

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