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Monday, March 20, 2017

Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Declined Detainer Outcome Report

Attorney General Sessions released the following statement on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Declined Detainer Outcome Report:

 

“This important report demonstrates a clear and ongoing threat to public safety. It is not acceptable for jurisdictions to refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement by releasing criminal aliens back into our communities when our law required them to be deported. The Department of Justice will use all lawful authority to ensure that criminals who are illegally in this country are detained and removed swiftly and to hold accountable jurisdictions that willfully violate federal law.”

 

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Press Release Number: 
17-294
Updated March 21, 2017