New Orleans to Decline Most ICE Detainer Requests

"The Orleans Parish sheriff will no longer honor many requests from the federal immigration authorities to detain people who are suspected of being here illegally, making New Orleans one of a growing number of jurisdictions to adopt such a policy and the first to do so in the Deep South.  The policy, articulated in filings that accompanied a legal settlement in federal court, is similar to others that have been instituted since 2011 by Chicago, New York and Washington, several counties and the State of Connecticut.  But in some respects, the policy in New Orleans goes farther than some others, refusing cooperation with federal immigration enforcement at a number of different points." - New York Times, Aug. 13, 2013.

Links -

2-Page Backgrounder

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office Policy

Summary of Policy

Settlement Agreement