(www.news3lv.com) — With the U.S. government increasingly seeking to detain immigration violators, Clark County has the distinction of being the top jurisdiction in the nation not complying with detainer requests.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it disagrees with the report.
For the week of Jan 28 through Feb 3, Clark County received 51 issued detainer requests from Immigration and Customers Enforcement and compiled with none.
Nassau County in new York received 38 such requests that week and compiled with none. Cook County in Chicago received 13 requests and compiled with none.
The figures were released today in a report by the U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE).
LVMPD said, in an email, "We believe the report released today by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unfairly portrays the LVMPD as a 'non-cooperative jurisdiction.' "The LVMPD does, in fact, participate in the 287(g) program as a jail-based review of immigration status and has for many years. ICE is notified when a person in our custody has a detainer. Since January 2017, 99 inmates have been released to ICE’s custody.
The ICE report appears to be an effort to inform the public of jurisdictions that are not complying with President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13768 for local law enforcement agencies to turn over people who might have been arrested or detained for some reason and that may not be legal residents of the United States.