ICE offers workaround to allow police in sanctuary cities to temporarily detain immigrants–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new program this week to allow local law enforcement officers to detain some immigrants in the country illegally in sanctuary jurisdictions that bar immigration cooperation.

The program trains local police to become warrant service officers for ICE who can serve warrants on behalf of the agency inside local jails and correctional facilities where they work, according to a press release. ICE will then have 48 hours to take the immigrant into custody.

The program allows local police to detain criminal suspects for ICE for two days past the time at which they would have been released from custody, the Washington Post explains. The Hill also has coverage.

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