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For this article, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center interviewed defenders from four counties in California. Each with a different model. The models include having a full-time or a part-time in-house immigration specialist; contracting with an outside organization; having an in-house specialist supported by a contract; and having a full-time in-house specialist who also provides deportation defense. The defenders discuss the elements of these models, how they are funded, what the day-to-day work is like, and advice they would give to others starting such a program.
Culver City Police Policy of Responding to ICE Detainer Requests specifically stipulates they city won't honor hold requests or give ICE notification of release dates.
AN ORDINANCE ending the honoring of civil immigration hold requests from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for individuals in the custody of the department of adult and juvenile detention; and amending Ordinance 17706, Section 2, and K.C.C. 2.15.020.
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (VTVPA) passed with bipartisan support in 2000. The VTVPA created the U Visa, a nonimmigrant visa for victims of certain crimes who have been, or are likely to be, helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of a crime. The purpose of this is two-fold. First, it enhances law enforcement's ability to investigate and prosecute crimes. Second, it furthers humanitarian interests by protecting victims of serious crimes.
King County Superior Court Policy on No Courtroom Arrests Based on Immigration Status
Stanta Cruz County Sheriff's Office executive order ending ICE detainer requests follow federal Oregon ruling.
ILRC guide to responding to ICE's Criminal Alien Program (CAP). When ICE is in the jail already, they don't need a detainer or notification of release.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the "end" of the much reviled Secure Communities (SComm) program. In its place, DHS created the "Priority Enforcement Program" or PEP. PEP works exactly the same way as Secure Communities. It tracks fingerprints and helps ICE agents issue detainers and retrieve people from local jails. This advisory explains the PEP forms and operations.
San Miguel County Colorado's Detention Center Policies and Procedures which outlines how to processes inmates without asking about immigration status or place of birth.
Cook County Policy for Responding to Ice Detainers