Yakima County to Stop Detaining Individuals Based on ICE Warrants

In a press release sent out by Columbia Legal Services the Yakima County entered a settlement resolving claims brought on by previous cases, Sanchez-Ochoa and Olivera.

News Story (Washington)

Janine Loutzenhiser
February 7, 2019

Tags: Detention Centers

Organizations mentioned/involved: Columbia Legal Services (Washington State), Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) (Washington State)


After more than a year of litigation challenging Yakima County’s use of immigration holds, the Yakima County jail will change its policy on cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The policy change will challenge the county’s practice of holding individuals in county custody on an immigration hold past the time they are otherwise eligible for release from jail.