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"Under the Fair and Equal County for Immigrants ordinance, Cook County
Sheriff Tom Dart can decline to enforce an immigration-hold request,
also known as a “detainer,” unless the federal government agrees in
writing to reimburse the county for the cost of detention. The ordinance
also bars immigration agents from having access to county jail inmates
without a criminal warrant. “The practice of detaining people by
the sheriff was also eroding the trust and relationship between
residents of various communities,” said Garcia, who drafted the
ordinance. “It was undermining public safety.” Cook County’s
ordinance is among the first enacted in the country designed to resist
Secure Communities, a controversial federal program that aims to deport
immigrants who have been arrested by local law enforcement agencies." - Chicago Reporter, Nov. 1, 2011.