In late September, a federal judge in California issued an important decision on ICE detainers in Gonzalez v. ICE. The judge issued a permanent injunction against ICE issuing detainers based solely on information from its own databases, which the judge concluded were too error-ridden to provide probable cause for the detainers. Further, the judge found that it violates the Fourth Amendment for ICE to issue detainers to jails where there is no explicit state law authority to arrest someone for immigration violations. This resource explains the case and the injunction in more detail, and helps practitioners and organizers understand the nuances of who and what is affected.
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.