Assumption of Risk: Legal Liabilities for Local Governments that Choose to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

Assumption of Risk: Legal Liabilities for Local Governments that Choose to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Immigration Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center (March 6, 2018)

This report describes the legal liabilities local governments face when they honor ICE requests, known as “detainers,” to hold individuals past the completion of their criminal custody until immigration agents take them into administrative custody.

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