Nutter has decided the city will no longer honor ICE one-page detainers

After months of lobbying by immigrant advocates, Nutter has decided the city will no longer honor ICE one-page detainers, which ask police to hold onto someone until that individual can be transferred to federal custody — except when requests for violent offenders are backed by a formal warrant.

“The Philadelphia Police Department relies on information gathered from residents to solve crimes each and every day,” Nutter said. “We do that in order to protect the safety of our communities. And without a significant level of trust and faith, citizens or others who are here just won’t talk to law enforcement authorities.

Philly police will no longer hold immigrants on behalf of ICE

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