Thursday, July 31, 2014

New York State Sheriffs Shying Away From Immigration Detention

Thanks to advocacy by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State Sheriffs’ Association has advised all sheriffs across the state to stop imprisoning people without a warrant just so federal agencies can investigate them for immigration purposes. In response to the Sheriffs’ Association guidance, at least nine counties have stopped honoring federal government requests that they jail people who have been arrested after they would have otherwise been released.  For the New York Times report, click here.


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