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ICE subpoenas Washington County over 2 inmates

The immigration subpoenas are the first in Oregon.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement subpoenaed a sheriff's office in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, for information about two Mexican citizens wanted for deportation, a move that is part of a broader escalation of the conflict between federal officials and local government agencies over so-called sanctuary policies. ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, served the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Hillsboro, Oregon with the subpoenas in an attempt to get more information about two men, including one who has already been released from custody, said ICE spokeswoman Tanya Roman. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed an Oregon sheriff's office for information about two foreign nationals wanted for deportation in an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and local government over so-called sanctuary policies. 

ICE served the Washington County Sheriff's Office with the federal subpoenas Tuesday in an attempt to get more information about two Mexican citizens who were arrested in Oregon. 

Under the sanctuary law, authorities in Oregon won’t hold those who committed crimes and have finished their sentences to be picked up by federal immigration agents, unless they have a warrant signed by a judge. 

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that their office will comply with the subpoena. 

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