CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – At its Thursday meeting, members of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) Board voted to uphold current jail policy to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) up to 48 hours in advance of an alien’s release from local custody.
This permits ICE personnel time to determine deportability and administratively arrest those in violation of U.S. immigration law upon release from ACRJ custody. Doing so prevents criminal aliens’ release.
The notification does not require the ACRJ to detain individuals beyond their scheduled release dates.
Though ICE will not exempt classes or categories of aliens not lawfully present in the Unites States from potential enforcement, the agency continues to uphold its public safety mission in targeting those who present a threat to our collective security.