Victory: MA Supreme Judicial Court Rules Against ICE Detainers

Victory: MA Supreme Judicial Court Rules Against ICE Detainers

On Monday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that ICE detainers are illegal. An ICE detainer is a request that ICE makes of local and state law enforcement to hold a person in custody for up to 48 to allow for the investigation of their immigration status.

Ending ICE detainers is a key piece of the Safe Communities Act. The court’s ruling affirms the legality of ending ICE detainers in the state. But SCA includes additional important provisions.

Please continue to contact your state senators and representatives to urge them to pass the Safe Communities Act!

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