City of Dearborn will not renew contract with ICE

Posted at 6:31 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 06:31:32-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — The City of Dearborn is ending its contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

For several years, detainees for ICE were held in the Dearborn jail for short-term stays. They would then be transferred to another facility or Metro Airport for deportation.

The move comes after the mayor withdrew the recommendation to renew the contract at the last council meeting.

Officials wouldn't say why they made the decision.

It will not affect ICE operations in Southeast Michigan, according to officials.