Local law enforcement agencies say that when a routine background check finds someone has been flagged by immigration officials, they take the person to jail only if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a federal court order. But if the system shows a request to contact an ICE agent, local officers might do so. In practice, some say, those flags don’t pop up often.
Local law enforcement agencies say that when a routine background check finds someone has been flagged by immigration officials, they take the person to jail only if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a federal court order. But if the system shows a request to contact an ICE agent, local officers might do so. In practice, some say, those flags don’t pop up often. Thinkstock photo
Local law enforcement agencies say that when a routine background check finds someone has been flagged by immigration officials, they take the person to jail only if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a federal court order. But if the system shows a request to contact an ICE agent, local officers might do so. In practice, some say, those flags don’t pop up often. Thinkstock photo