File #: 2013-0285    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2013 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 12/2/2013
Enactment date: 12/10/2013 Enactment #: 17706
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to how the county will honor civil immigration hold requests from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for individuals in the custody of the department of adult and juvenile detention; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.15.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Joe McDermott, Larry Phillips
Attachments: 1. Staff Report Proposed Ordinance 2013-0285 ICE Detainer Ordinance, 2. Attachment 2 RCW 9.94A Definitions of Serious Offenses, 3. Attachment 3 2013-0285 Powerpoint Presentation Overview of Federal Immigration Enforcement and Immigration Detainers.pptx, 4. Seattle Secure Communities Ltr 2013 0722.pdf, 5. Ann Benson-WDA Letter.pdf, 6. Staff Report Proposed Ordinance 2013-0285 ICE Detainer.doc, 7. Staff Report Proposed Ordinance 2013-0285.docx, 8. Attachment 4 Final PowerPoint Presentation Chair Questions.pptx, 9. Staff Report 2013-0285 (COW 10-14-13) ICE Detainer Ordinance.docx, 10. Attachment 3 (COW 10-14-13) PowerPoint Presentation Overview of Immigration Enforcement and PO 2013-0285.pptx, 11. 13-0285 COW Benson PowerPoint presentation KCC-COW hrg 10-14-13.pptx, 12. 13-0285 COW Benson Attachment Crim Custody Determinations ICE detainer requests - 7-17-13.docx, 13. Striker Amdt D-2.docx, 14. Amdt D - 1.docx, 15. Striker Amdt D-3.docx, 16. Striker Amdt H1.docx, 17. Striker Amdt L-1.docx, 18. Striker Amdt L-2.docx, 19. Striker Amdt L-2.docx, 20. Striker Amdt L-3.docx, 21. Striker Amdt L-4.docx, 22. Striker Amdt L-5.docx, 23. Striker Amdt S1.docx, 24. Revised Staff Report - ICE.docx, 25. Ordinance 17706.pdf
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AN ORDINANCE related to how the county will honor civil immigration hold requests from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for individuals in the custody of the department of adult and juvenile detention; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.15.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. King County was renamed in honor of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., and is a "home rule" government under Article XI, Section 4, of the Washington State Constitution. Under its home rule power, the county may exercise any power and perform any function, unless preempted by state or federal law, relating to its government and affairs, including the power to regulate for the protection and rights of its inhabitants.
2. The enforcement of civil immigration laws has traditionally been, and continues to be, the responsibility primarily of the federal government. Since 2002, immigration enforcement operations have been carried out by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, which was, before 2002, known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
3. Since the 1980s, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been apprehending noncitizens arrested and detained by state and local criminal justice systems through numerous enforcement operations, primarily through some variation of the Criminal Alien Program. Under the program, federal agents use booking and other information provided by local law enforcement agencies to target noncitizens in local agency custody for the placement of administrative immigration detainer requests that can result in a direct transfer upon release of noncitizens from local custody into immigration custody for initiation of removal proceedings.
4. In 2008, Congress directed the Department of Homeland Security to expand efforts to target noncitizens with serious criminal convictions for apprehension and rem...

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