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Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedOctober 30th, 2019
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When state and local law enforcement agencies decline to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests, they make communities less safe. Allowing unauthorized immigrants who have committed crimes to leave jail or prison and return to the general population, rather than facing deportation, is clearly a bad policy that puts people at risk.
State and local law enforcement’s job is to keep communities safe, not to act as an extension of federal immigration authorities. As ICE detainer requests are merely requests, not warrants or court orders with the force of law behind them, local law enforcement has the right to decide not to comply with them if they deem it inappropriate to do so.