Maryland counties refuse requests to detain illegal immigrants

Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 11:26:09-04

Three counties in Maryland refused to detain undocumented immigrants, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS released a new report that in one week last month, 206 federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants were refused nationwide. The results were based on incidents that occurred between Jan. 28 - Feb. 3.

The report stated that detention locations in Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties would not honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers without probable cause or a warrant.


The DHS report also outlined jurisdictions that have declared themselves as "sanctuary cities", which prevents local law enforcement officers from asking a person's immigration status and holding an illegal immigrant longer than necessary.

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