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Inmates No Longer Held On Immigration Hold Without Fed Warrent

Published On: Jul 10 2014 07:00:00 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2014 11:16:02 PM CDT

The Santa Barbara County Jail used to hold undocumented inmates for 48 hours to allow customs agents to pick them up and deport them. That policy changed in the wake of an April Federal Court ruling in Oregon. The judge ruled that immigration holds were unconstitutional without Federal warrants.

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