Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Report: Collaboration between King County (Seattle, WA) jails and ICE results in unfair and costly impact

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"A study released by the University of Washington today offers detailed analysis of the impacts of King County jail’s collaboration in the immigration enforcement policies and practices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security. ... Specifically, the UW report, written by Katherine Beckett, Ph.D. and co-author Ph.D. candidate Heather Evans, focuses on the use of immigration detainer requests, also known as “ICE holds.” ICE holds are placed on individuals booked into the King County Jail whom ICE believes are not U.S. citizens and whom ICE seeks to investigate for possible placement in removal proceedings. To date, King County has not exercised its authority to limit the circumstances under which it will submit to ICE detainer requests