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Sheriff’s offices say they won’t hold people just to check immigration status

Sheriff’s offices say they won’t hold people just to check immigration status

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Word came Thursday¬†that sheriff’s offices around New York state will not follow requests to keep prisoners without signed court documents, just so their immigration status can be reviewed.

The New York Civil Liberties Union says nine counties have stopped honoring requests from the federal government to keep people behind bars after they would’ve typically been released.

The organization says it received word from nine county sheriffs’ offices, including Cortland County’s, that they’d follow the advice of the group, and the state sheriffs’ association.

The NYCLU says the so-called detainers are bad for public safety, adding that no one should fear their immigration status while talking with police.

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