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...

Few ICE Detainers Target Serious Criminals

"Very timely case-by-case data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) show that no more than 14 percent of the "detainers" issued by the government in FY 2012 and the first four months of FY 2013 met the agency's stated goal of targeting individuals who pose a serious threat...

Philly Says 'No' to ICE Holds (Detainers)

"POLICY REGARDING U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY DETAINER REQUESTS WHEREAS, immigrants make significant contributions to every facet of The City of Philadelphia’s economic, educational and cultural life; and WHEREAS, the purpose of detainer requests by the U.S. Immigration...