Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued its first Declined Detainer Outcome Report, below, which, according to ICE, highlights jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with ICE detainers or requests for notification:
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John Conyers, Jr.
According to the Washington Post, Cody Wofsy, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project said, “This is part of an overall strategy to try to scare jurisdictions into becoming deportation agents. And the truth is that jurisdictions have the legal right to refuse to become entangled with the federal immigration enforcement system.”