Sheriff explains ICE detainer policies

Whether or not to detain an individual as requested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was discussed by Ida County Sheriff Wade Harriman at the Ida County supervisors’ meeting Jan. 30.

Local law enforcement agencies may receive a detainer request on an individual for up to 48 hours, Harriman said.

“The detainer is so ICE can investigate if the person is in the country legally or not,” said the sheriff.

However, this presents a liability matter for local law enforcement if it turns out that the person is in the country legally.

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