Immigration Law

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ICE: Detainers Not Mandatory
Posted on 25 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While immigration detainers are an important part of ICE's effort to remove criminal aliens who are in federal, state, or local custody. they are not mandatory as a matter of law." - Daniel H. Ragsdale, ICE Acting Director, Feb. 25, 2014... Read More

CA3: ICE Detainers Are Not Mandatory - Galarza v. Szalczyk
Posted on 4 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ernesto Galarza is a U.S. citizen who was arrested for a drug offense, posted bail, and instead of being released, was held in custody by Lehigh County under an immigration detainer issued by federal immigration officials. Three days after Galarza... Read More

Federal District Court Reaffirms that ICE Detainers are Not Mandatory
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge yesterday reaffirmed that local law enforcement offices should not consider U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers mandatory. “For many years, ICE took advantage of legal ambiguity to convince law enforcement... Read More