Sheriff's office on ICE list

Olive Rios
April 2, 2017

The department has not responded to 11Alive's requested for comment.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has released a statement following the publication of the first weekly report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which provided a list of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in the United States.

The report, which ICE says will be updated weekly, was prompted by a January executive order in which Trump promised a crackdown on communities that promote sanctuary policies. About 50 city and county jails are in the initial report. One had been convicted of amphetamine possession. Detainers are made for aliens who are arrested in local jails that ICE believe should be removed from the U.S. Those inmates would go into federal custody when released.

"That's new knowledge to me", Bryant responded. The report also lists jurisdictions that have enacted policies that limit cooperation with ICE.

Officials in Nassau County, New York, which was included among the uncooperative jurisdictions, protested to ICE. But in Hennepin County, he said, ICE picks up no more than a third of the people the agency indicates it wants.

Immigration detainers are not limited to people with convictions.

"The Fourth Amendment says you shouldn't be able to just put someone in jail or hold someone in jail on the suggestion of another law enforcement agency without a judicial review of that request", Wiebe said. As local officials have said, sanctuary cities generally do comply with the federal agencies on serious criminal cases.

Supporters of sanctuary cities say the policy improves residents' relations with police and point to research showing both documented and undocumented immigrants are less likely to report crimes if they fear being questioned about their status.

"If ICE wanted to have a functional system they would be working with us", he said. "We have so long to hold them and if immigration doesn't come down in a certain period of time, the party is released".

"That's not democratic and it actually harms public safety". We're focused on enacting policies and practices that protect people's safety and their rights, including the rights of immigrants, while allowing federal authorities to focus on immigration enforcement that removes risky and violent felons from our streets.

It looks at: the highest volume of detainers issued to non-cooperative jurisdictions from January 28 to February 3; jurisdictions with recorded declined detainers broken down by individuals released during that time; and jurisdictions that have enacted policies which limit cooperation with ICE - the section in which all five MA municipalities are listed.

"Our goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners".

The actual number of times local authorities declined to cooperate is unclear.

Officials from Travis County, Texas, which declined the most detainers, confirmed their opposition to accepting them.

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