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ICE issues subpoenas to law enforcement in CA, CT, NY, NV and OR

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 15, 2020

    ICE challenges sanctuary city policies and refusal to comply with detainers in five states by serving local law enforcement officials with subpoenas for information on non-citizens wanted for removal. [ID #452]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 15, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE

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In 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to 29 cities, metro areas, counties or states considered to have adopted “sanctuary policies,” saying those policies may violate federal law and threatening to withhold law enforcement grants. ICE's use of subpoenas to local law enforcement in Denver, CO on January 15, 2020 is believed to be the first instance of such use.

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