ACLU, local jailers agree: fed immigration detainer requests should not be honored

WFIR-LOGO-1The ACLU is advising Virginia corrections officials to ignore federal detainer notices from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying they can result in unjustified imprisonment. Those detainers ask jailers to keep a person in custody for 48 hours beyond the time they would otherwise be released because ICE believes their legal status in the US may be in question. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, Roanoke area jail officials say they will honor ICE warrants, but not these detainer requests.

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