New Travis Co Sheriff denied ICE detainers for 58 DUI offenders and 146 others, records show
APRIL 05, 2017
From Houston Chronicle:
The incoming Travis County Sheriff in February denied at least 204 detention requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that dated back to 2016 and 2017. Those requests involved 58 people convicted of driving while intoxicated and 34 convicted of assorted acts of violence, including family violence and aggravated assault, according to public records released Wednesday by a Washington D.C. non-profit.
It remains unclear how many Travis County detainees have actually been freed under a controversial policy change enacted by Sheriff Sally Hernandez, who took office in late January.