California Attorney General: ICE Holds ('Detainers') Not Mandatory

California Attorney General: ICE Holds ('Detainers') Not Mandatory

"California's state and local law enforcement agencies can choose whether to place immigration holds on individuals at the request of federal agents, the state's attorney general has advised.  California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued this guidance to law enforcement agencies Tuesday, adding yet another wrinkle to the long-running debate over how much local agencies are required to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement." - Leslie Berestein Rojas, Dec. 4, 2012.