Skip to comments.Fearing Lawsuits, Sheriffs Balk at U.S. Request to Hold Noncitizens for Extra Time
Posted on 07/06/2014 7:06:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Sheriffs around the nation are openly rejecting the Obama administration policy of holding noncitizens who are accused or convicted of crimes for extra time, which for years has enabled the federal government to begin deportation proceedings for thousands of immigrants.
The phenomenon started this spring, after a federal judge in Oregon ruled that a sheriff there had violated one immigrant womans civil rights by holding her in the county jail solely at the request of federal agents.
When a judge says something is in violation of the Fourth Amendment, I am not going to just keep doing it, said Sheriff William Gore of San Diego. If they want to take someone into federal custody, they can decide to do that, but I am not going to keep holding somebody because they ask me to, and nothing more than that.
Until there is a clearly legally binding decision that outlines the legality of the detainers and what is needed to honor them, we really do not see any reason we should open ourselves up to potential lawsuits, said Cpl. Lolita Harper, the departments Hispanic community liaison. Our decision has certainly been embraced by the immigration activists, but that really wasnt what this was about at all.
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What the...? Just reading this excerpt is enough to drive a sane man... Crazy.
For several years the Feds have been doing all they can to stop the police and sheriffs from holding these Illegal Immigrants aka invaders any longer than necessary and preferably not at all.
Just part if the Obama administration nation killing policy.
What’s all this “extra time” BS??
Toss ‘em on the bus to Mehhhiccco! Be DONE with them.
should not take more than 20 minutes to processes an illegal. Finger prints, Photo and put um on the next bus back to Mexico.