Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri (Photo: PCSO)
CLEARWATER, Fl. — When it comes to deporting criminals who are in this country illegally, you would think local sheriff’s agencies and ICE agents would be on the same page.
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In theory, they are, but they’re also increasingly in a legal standoff over how to make that happen.
“We still have to follow the law. Two wrongs don’t make a right,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, taking a stand against ICE on behalf of his own agency and others.
Gualtieri says under the Trump administration, ICE is once again pushing local agencies like his to hold illegal immigrants using requests called detainers.
“We cannot enforce immigration laws. We cannot hold somebody unless there’s legal process in place. Those detainers are clearly not it. The courts have said it’s not it,” Gualtieri says.
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