Monday, November 22, 2021

Did Sacramento Sheriff Unlawfully Transfer Noncitizens Into ICE Custody? ACLU Says Yes.

By Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Wikipedia

The ACLU (specifically of N. Cal.) has sued the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for "unlawfully transferring immigrants to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)."

What exactly is the Sheriff's Office doing? According to the ACLU: They are transferring noncitizens to ICE, after the noncitizens have completed their county jail sentences." They are supposed to release them to their families/communities.

Why can't they do this? Well, the California Values Act and California's TRUTH Act limit the ability of any state/local law enforcement agency to work with ICE.

Sidebar shoutout to the ACLU for always making their complaints publicly available. Here's the complaint in this case.


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