ICE Holds

One by one, counties in California are opting out of a practice called ICE holds. ICE refers to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and “holds” refer to the practice of local authorities keeping potentially-deportable immigrants in jail after their sentences are up. A federal judge ruled that local officials have no probable cause to keep inmates past their jail terms and are liable for damages. And now more than a dozen California Counties have put a stop to the practice.