DHS releases first Declined Detainer Outcome Report

Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the first U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Declined Detainer Outcome Report (DDOR). The DDOR is mandated by the president’s executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” signed on January 25 of this year.

ICE places detainers on aliens who have been arrested on local criminal charges or who are in local custody and for whom ICE possesses probable cause to believe that they are removable from the United States, so that ICE can take custody of the alien when he or she is released from local custody. The DDOR is a weekly report that shows jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with ICE detainers or requests for notification, and includes a list of sample crimes associated with those released individuals.

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan spoke of the need for full law enforcement and ICE cooperation in fulfilling the executive order, saying “When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect the public safety and carry out its mission.” He went on to say that ICE’s goal “is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners. We will continue collaborating with them to help ensure that illegal aliens who may pose a threat to our communities are not released onto the streets to potentially harm individuals living within our communities.”

This DDOR reports on noncompliance that ICE is aware of, and future DDORs will likely reflect higher numbers of declined detainers as ICE plans to resume sending detainers to known uncooperative jurisdictions.

For more information on Declined Detainer Outcome Reports, please follow the links below.
DHS Releases U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Declined Detainer Outcome Report, Department of Homeland Security
ICE Releases List of Uncooperative ‘Sanctuary’ Localities in New Enforcement Report, Route Fifty

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