CELEBRATE!!! LET MY PEOPLE GO: KANSAS LIGHTENS UP ON IMMIGRATION DETENTION!!!
Check this interesting immigration update from Kansas that reveals La Migra is taking a break from their reactionary stance for a moment . . .
Kansas Counties Will No Longer Automatically Honor Detention Requests from Federal Immigration Officials
"The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas received a letter from the Shawnee County, Kansas, Department of Corrections, advising the ACLU that Shawnee County will no longer automatically honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold a person without probable cause. Courts around the country have found that such requests are unconstitutional and that local law enforcement may be held liable for money damages for complying with them. Similarly, the sheriffs in Johnson and Finney Counties have indicated that they will no longer automatically honor ICE detainer requests without a warrant or other adequate showing of probable cause.
"[W]e have ceased recognizing any "probable cause" authority in the I-247 form, and have notified ICE of our decision," wrote Brian W. Cole, Director of the Shawnee County Department of Corrections. "It is our desire never to hold a person beyond the period for which proper lawful authority exists.""
Translation . . . Heading into election time . . . Everybody knows that Latinos are now the nation's swing vote. Natch.