Boston Authorities Refusing More ICE Detention Requests

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Bucking a national trend of a sharp drop in the number of detainer requests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that have been denied by local law enforcement, the Boston ICE office saw 59 of its requests to hold on to arrested immigrants denied last year. That’s up from 56 in 2015 and just 18 in 2014. The denial rate of ICE detainers nationally has plummeted, from 10,701 in 2014 and 8,546 in 2015 to 2,008 last year.
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