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Immigration Detainers at Forefront in Travis County [Austin, TX] Sheriff Race

"In Travis County, which many consider the liberal hub of Texas, a controversial immigration-enforcement policy is at the forefront of the sheriff’s race." - Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune, May 7, 2012 . [The issue is whether the detainer regulation, 8 C.F.R. 287.7 , is a...

Limit Use of ICE Detainers: Barbara Hines

"Compliance with the ICE detainer system is a destructive policy for our community for many reasons. While ICE touts Secure Communities as a tool to target immigrants with serious criminal histories for deportation, the evidence starkly contradicts this claim. These detainers do not differentiate...

Texas Gov. Abbott Threatens Funding Cuts to Sheriffs Who Don't Honor ICE Detainers

Brandi Grissom, Dianne Solís, Nov. 4, 2015 - "Gov. Greg Abbott told Texas sheriffs, including Dallas County’s Lupe Valdez, that if they don’t honor federal immigration detainers, he will withhold grant funding for their departments. Abbott sent all Texas sheriffs a letter Wednesday...