Kalamazoo Co. sheriff distances office from ICE

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office has a new policy when it comes to immigration and detention, stating that it’s not an arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“The new immigration policy for the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is set in place to help people understand exactly how it is we operate when it comes to immigration and detainers,” Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday.

The biggest part of the written directive he rolled out Wednesday is that the sheriff’s office will not adhere to ICE requests to detain noncitizens when they are free to leave the jail.

It also reassures people that their immigration status isn't factor when the sheriff's office is investigating a crime.

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