Saturday, January 28th, 2017

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