In response to an ACLU request earlier this month, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office today will no longer honor detainer requests from ICE to hold immigrants who would otherwise be released. A copy of the new policy is available below.
The ACLU urged Milwaukee County and other local sheriffs to stop honoring detainers because they violate the constitutional rights of persons detained. The ACLU of Wisconsin recently released a report describing the policies of Sheriff's Departments across Wisconsin concerning ICE detainers and other cooperation with federal immigration authorities. We are happy to see the Milwaukee County Sheriff make changes respecting the rights of immigrants in the Milwaukee community.