ICE Detainers

Criminal Justice | End Immigration Detainers | Immigrants’ Rights


A letter was sent to Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson requesting that Denver County stop honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers, which are requests by the federal government that states and municipalities hold prisoners until ICE can determine their immigration status, often past the time they would otherwise be released . The letter was subsequently shared with other counties, and many are now choosing to stop honoring the detainers.


Mark Silverstein , ACLU of Colorado Legal Director
Rebecca Wallace , ACLU of Colorado Staff Attorney

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