Fox News – Virginia county denied more than 900 ICE detainer requests over two years: report

IRLI In The News

September 16, 2020

By Sam Dorman

Authorities in one Virginia county for the last two years have denied 98%, or 915, of federal immigration enforcement’s requests to detain non-citizens, an outside investigation concluded.

The report came from the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) on Friday, more than two years after Fairfax County implemented a policy raising the criteria for which requests it would honor. Between May 23, 2018 and May 6, 2020, the affluent county reportedly received 929 detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which often uses them to hold suspected criminals.

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