ICE Holds

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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.

Credits

Guest:
Grisel Ruiz - Immigration Legal Resource Center

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott