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Immigration Law

Kern County Will Continue ICE Detainers Pending Legal Analysis

"Under the new state law known as the Trust Act which went into effect January 1, undocumented immigrants arrested for minor misdemeanor offenses are no longer subjected to being placed on a 48 hour immigration hold at the request of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood however, said he would continue to cooperate with ICE. ... County Counsel Theresa Goldner said her office is currently reviewing the Trust Act and is working with the Sheriff's Office in interpreting the law.  Goldner said her office will provide advice to the Sheriff's Office on how to interpret the law." - Jose Gaspar, Jan. 10, 2014.