Legal Liabilities for Local Governments that Choose to Enforce Fed Immigration Detainer Requests

3/18 This new report: 1) outlines the constitutional and legal framework governing ICE’s detainer requests to
law enforcement agencies to engage in arrests and detention for civil immigration purposes; 2) places
ICE’s recent and current detainer practices in historical context; 3) outlines the legally defective ways
this and previous administrations have attempted to package these practices, and 4) discusses the non-legal consequences of local law enforcement officers
acting as immigration agents. Prepared by collaboration of: National Immigration Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Assoc, and the Nat. Immigrant Justice Center.