from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A withholding from the rightful owner of property that has lawfully come into the possession of the current holder.
- n. The detention of a person, especially in custody.
- n. A writ authorizing the further detention of a person in custody, pending further action.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The right to keep a person, or a person's goods or property, against his will. A type of custody.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who detains.
- n. The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at common law.
- n. A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to keep a person in custody.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who withholds; one who detains, stops, or prevents from proceeding.
- n. In law:
- n. In law, the fact of being detained or held in custody: as, a writ of habeas corpus may issue to inquire into the detainer of a prisoner.
The detainer is a request that a law enforcement agency notify ICE before releasing that person, so that ICE may take over custody.
A detainer is a request from ICE that the local jail hold the individual in custody for up to 48 hours during which ICE decides whether or not to assume custody of the person and initiate deportation procedures.
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Agents check the data for matches and can issue a "detainer" or request to hold the person who has been arrested for 48 hours so that ICE can take them into custody.
ICE put a "detainer," the first step toward deportation, on 280 of them.
They put a hold, or "detainer," on 3,200 of those inmates who they discover are illegals.
The numbers represent those with a "detainer," inmates who are barred from being released once their time is up so they can be immediately transferred to ICE custody.
In January 2009, a trial judge raised Manuel Fajardo-Santos's original $75,000 bail to $300,000 after a local prosecutor expressed concerns that the federal government could deport Fajardo-Santos before the state had the opportunity to bring him to trial since ICE already had a "detainer" on him.
ICE then reviews the individual's immigration status and decides whether to place a "detainer" on the immigrant.
Fabian said Louisiana officials still have a "detainer" on him as part of "a long list of conditions" for his transfer.