This page will serve as a clearing house for information on the implementation and reaction to recent federal court decisions. If you have an update for this page, please email Julie Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org. The list of Colorado jurisdictions who have decided to no longer honor unconstitutional ICE holds! Also, be sure to check out the ACLU’s interactive map with all jurisdictions who no longer honor unconstitutional ICE holds. This list is current as of June 24, 2014 and will be updated regularly:
- Aurora Municipal
- Clear Creek
- Kit Carson
- La Plata
- Rio Blanco
- San Juan
- San Miguel
This list was created by consulting public statements by the sheriffs and reports made by community members after speaking with various sheriff departments. We will add links to public sources as available & as time permits. Please contact Julie Gonzales at email@example.com with any updates.
Resources and Information on ICE detainers, the recent shifts by local jurisdictions, and the gold-standard detainer policy — the RESPECT Policy:
Please visit our page regarding the recent Arapahoe County settlement with Claudia Valdez, who was detained based on an ICE detainer for three days in 2012: https://themeyerlawoffice.com/aclu-mlo-reach-settlement-with-arapahoe-county/
Please contact Julie Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org with any updates.
Denver Post: “Colorado counties joining list in refusing ICE holds in local jails,” 05.15.2014
NY Times: “Some Colorado Sheriffs Ending Immigrant Detainers,” 04.29.2014
The Nation: “More Local Law Enforcement Officials Are Refusing to Comply With Obama’s Deportation Policies,” 05.02.2014
KDVR Fox 31: “Denver will stop holding immigrants on ICE detainers,” 04.30.2014
Denver Post: “Denver won’t hold inmates solely on immigration status,” 04.30.2014
Noticias Univision Colorado: “Alguaciles no colaborarán con autoridades federales,” 04.29.2014
Telemundo Denver: “Policía no retendrá a inmigrantes,” 04.30.2014
Telemundo Denver: “Alguaciles limitan colaboración con ICE,” 04.29.2014
ABC Channel 7: “Denver will not honor federal requests to detain people once they’re eligible to be released,” 04.30.2014
CBS Channel 4: “Denver Sheriff Ending Immigration Detainers,” 04.30.2014
ACLU Detainer Fact Sheet Court decision in Miranda-Olivares v. Clackamas County Galarza v. Szalczyk, a Third Circuit US Court of Appeals decision that held that detainers were voluntary and that local municipalities can be held liable for damages due to detainers.
Law review article by Christopher N. Lasch, describing the faulty legal reasoning behind detainers.
ICE Form I-247 (ICE Detainer form) The Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”