DALLAS, TEXAS (NBC) – The Dallas County Sheriff has been sued by people who say they were detained for extended periods because of immigration holds.
He was warned by Governor Greg Abbott, about not complying with immigration holds.
The lawsuit says that the 16 plaintiffs were held for extended periods, after their bond was set.
The sheriff said last September, the jail would no longer extend holds on immigrants believed in the U.S. Illegally and suspected of minor crimes.