Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Will Stop Cooperating With Ice Agents: 'It’s Not Politics. It’s The Right Thing To Do'

As read on Newsweek

Since former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who was a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, was replaced by Sheriff Earnell Lucas, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has undergone some changes.

Last week the office announced one of the boldest to date: A policy to stop the sharing of information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to assist them in determining whether detainees are eligible for deportation.

During a news conference, Lucas said his office will no longer assist ICE agents in determining whether detainees are eligible for deportation unless they obtained a warrant issued by a judge. The decision that was made to both circumvent expensive litigation and to help salvage trust in the immigration community.

“It’s not politics. It’s the right thing to do,” Lucas said. “We don’t want to place a chilling effect on any one community of not wanting to communicate with law enforcement.”

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