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Philly Will No Longer Honor ICE Detainer Requests

From a joyous Philadelphia Inquirer:

Mayor expected to sign order curtailing police-ICE collaboration

BY JULIE SHAW | April 15, 2014

Mayor Nutter [sic] is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will significantly limit collaboration between Philadelphia police and federal immigration authorities.

The order is expected to preclude police from honoring detainer requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement except in cases where a person is convicted of a first- or second-degree felony involving violence, and only when ICE secures a warrant to support the detainer…

ICE detainers or "holds" are requests by federal immigration authorities for police to hold a person who was detained for an alleged crime for up to an additional 48 hours. That would allow ICE to take the person – if suspected of being an undocumented immigrant or a noncitizen – into their custody for possible deportation.

Bear in mind that, thanks to Obama’s executive orders, ICE now only asks for illegal aliens to be detained who have a record of convictions for serious crimes or previous deportations.

So Mayor Nutter has decided he is not even going to cooperate in detaining illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes. They are just going to be let back out on the streets.

Immigrant-rights advocates, who have worked for years to end ICE holds, hailed the expected signing as a victory. "Historic Signing Ceremony to End ICE Holds!" exclaimed a headline yesterday in an email by the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia announcing tomorrow’s signing event.

Nicole Kligerman, a community organizer with the interfaith group, said the executive order is a "huge step forward" for welcoming immigrant families in the city. She said advocates believe the order is "one of the most progressive in the country." …

Yes, having more illegal aliens with serious criminal backgrounds on the street will do wonders for ‘The City of Brotherly Love.’

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Philly Will No Longer Honor ICE Detainer Requests”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Yet another large urban area I will never venture to again.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Article is poorly written. The correct terminology is ‘future Democrat voter’ ..

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