FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2017
Statement from Sheriff Hernandez in Response to Attorney General’s Announcement
Travis County Sheriff’s Office is completely lawful and upholding the Constitution with our ICE policy.
We are also in full compliance with 8 USC 1373. Our policy states in item #10 that “This policy in no
way prohibits or restricts sending information to or requesting or receiving information from ICE
regarding an individual’s immigration or citizenship status, and nothing in this policy shall be construed
to prohibit or restrict TCSO personnel from exchanging information regarding the immigration or
citizenship status of any individual with ICE."
Our ICE policy is in place to uphold our status as one of the safest counties in the nation as well as to
reduce Travis County’s liability by requiring ICE to provide warrants rather than requests.
-Sheriff Sally Hernandez
Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 318-5669
TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
P.O. Box 1748, Austin, Texas 78767