RESTRICT THE USE OF CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS AND OTHER PARTNERSHIPS WITH POLICE.
ICE should restrict and reform its partnerships with local law enforcementlike civil immigration detainer and Secure Communities upon which these programs relywhich compromise public safety, undermine trust in law enforcement, and lack transparency. Each year, ICE issues hundreds of thousands of detainer requests to hold people in jail, sweeping in U.S. citizens, long-time lawful residents, and even juveniles. Many sheriffs and police chiefs oppose ICE’s use of detainers. They are often placed on people who are not enforcement priorities. Detainers also raise serious constitutional concerns because they are not reviewed by a judge, are not supported by probable cause, and provide inadequate notice, undermining the core American values of due process and civil liberty. These concerns are amplified by the sheer number of detainers issuedover 400,000 in the last two years. DHS should return to the prior practice of issuing detainers to request notification only. If you or a loved is in immigration custody time is of the essence. Call 888-695-6169 to speak to our knowledgeable staff today.