In February 2020, a federal judge in California issued an important decision in Gonzalez v. ICE limiting the issuance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers by some ICE offices. The decision finds that ICE violates the Fourth Amendment by issuing detainers based solely on information from its own databases, which are too error-ridden to provide probable cause for the detainers. This resource explains the decision in more detail, and helps advocates understand its implications in Texas, where state law requires law enforcement agencies to honor valid ICE detainers.

Gonzalez v. ICE is a class action litigated by the ACLU of Southern California, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, and the National Immigrant Justice Center.