Friday, May 25th, 2018

Immigration Detainers at Forefront in Travis County [Austin, TX] Sheriff Race

"In Travis County, which many consider the liberal hub of Texas, a
controversial immigration-enforcement policy is at the forefront of the
sheriff’s race." – Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune, May 7, 2012.

[The issue is whether the detainer regulation, 8 C.F.R. 287.7, is a request, a command, neither or both: "The detainer is a request that such agency advise the Department, prior
to release of the alien, in order for the Department to arrange to