ICE Complains About NY’s Sanctuary City Policies After Making 82 Arrests – Gothamist

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New York City local law prevents police and jails from honoring detainer requests from ICE, which would require holding someone past 48 hours in order to facilitate a transfer of custody. There are exceptions if the person has been convicted of, but not merely charged with, one of 177 serious offenses in the past five years (that includes seven new crimes added this year). There also has to be a warrant signed by a federal judge.

City officials have defended this limited cooperation by noting a 2018 appellate court ruling that found that local law enforcement holding someone beyond their release date in order to transfer them over to ICE is a violation of state law.

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