Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties change policies on ICE detainer requests -- Santa Cruz families and taxpayers benefit!

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak announced that his office will no longer keep people detained who are the subject of a detainer request (also known as "holds") from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Here is the article from the Sentinel:

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_25749023/santa-cruz-county-reverses-course-immigration-holds

Monterey County has also changed its policy in light of recent cases holding counties liable for keeping people detained beyond their sentences.

http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/crime/2014/05/14/monterey-county-alters-ice-holds-policy-in-light-of-oregon-decision/9068865/