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State Law: Department Files and Customs Enforcement

state law: After inmates suspected of being in the country illegally have been ordered released by a court or served their sentence, the suit says Elder's department files a form indicating they are now housing the inmates on behalf of the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, according to Metro News. Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment against unreasonable search and seizure. The complaint in Colorado District Court alleges that El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder holds prisoners in custody for days, weeks and even months after state law requires their release. In 2015, following a settlement with a suburban Denver sheriff's office, the ACLU announced that all Colorado sheriffs other than Elder had agreed to no longer honour ICE detainer requests. It's an attempt to get around the legal obstacles courts have erected to sheriffs assisting with immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has begun a test program in Florida in which they contract with local jails to hold immigrants using the same paperwork as in El Paso County. ( As reported in the news.