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.
DHS Releases U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Declined Detainer Outcome Report → https://t.co/pkisLcmXrS
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) March 20, 2017
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.