Sheriffs Seek Legal Clarity on Detainers for Deportation

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Despite tough talk on sanctuary cities from the Trump administration, many sheriffs still fear that they lack the legal right to hold prisoners for possible deportation, even at the request of federal authorities, Stateline reports. Sheriffs, who operate 85 percent of local jails, are waiting for courts to clarify the legality of “detainers,” or federal requests to . . .

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