Panel votes to keep ICE agents in Oklahoma County Jail
October 21, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel decided for a second time to keep federal immigration enforcement officers in the Oklahoma County Jail, bringing heated clashes between people for and against the ban.
The Oklahoma County Jail Trust voted at a Monday meeting to continue providing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers space at the jail and remain compliant with detainer requests, which seek to hold prisoners past their release date so ICE can evaluate whether they should face deportation proceedings.
The ban needed five votes to pass, but only four members voted in favor of it. Two...