Lawsuit opposing Teller County’s cooperation with ICE dismissed

Article subtitle: 
Deputies will continue to investigate arrestees’ immigration statuses
Article author: 
Elise Schmelzer
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
9 April 2020
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

Teller County deputies will continue to work in coordination with federal immigration officials after a lawsuit alleging the practice was illegal was dismissed Tuesday.

Teller County District Judge Scott Sells on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit by the ACLU of Colorado, according to a news release from the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office will continue to work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a 287(g) agreement that allows local law enforcement to act as federal immigration enforcement agents.

The Teller County agreement allows deputies to investigate whether people held in their jail should be deported and notify immigration authorities...

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