Professor Motomura Comments on Holding Immigrant Inmates Beyond Jail Sentences in Los Angeles Times Article

June 2, 2014 -- Professor Hiroshi Motomura commented on requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold inmates who may have immigration violations beyond their jail sentences. His comments appear in a Los Angeles Times article.

"It's very significant because it represents a reduction of the involvement of local police in federal immigration enforcement," said Hiroshi Motomura, an immigration law professor at UCLA. He said the Oregon court ruling had changed the long-running debate over ICE detainers.

"It's not just political anymore," Motomura said. "It's about liability."

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