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Las Vegas Police: No to ICE Holds

October 24, 2019 (1 min read)

Alexis Egeland, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oct. 23, 2019

"The Metropolitan Police Department will no longer detain immigrants on federal immigration holds, the agency announced Wednesday. Metro on Tuesday notified U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that it was suspending their agreement. According to a news release, the decision comes following a California court ruling that ICE “is enjoined from issuing detainers to state and local law enforcement agencies in states where there is no explicit state statute authorizing civil immigration arrests on detainers” and from “issuing detainers based on probable cause, when the investigation of immigration status and removability consists of only a database search.” This decision expanded upon a similar decision earlier this year. In December, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo directed corrections officers to stop placing immigration holds on undocumented immigrants with low-level traffic bench warrants."