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Read and Download a Sample BOA

See what a Basic Ordering Agreement looks like and what your Sheriff agreed to.

Basic Ordering Agreements are agreements between ICE and local sheriffs in which ICE promises to pay sheriffs $50 for every immigrant they hold and turn over to ICE, for up to 48 hours of detention. Sheriffs execute these holds by re-arresting someone they were legally required to release. Counties believe these agreements will protect them from liability for illegal acts committed when acting as ICE’s force multipliers. The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing to prove they are wrong.

SPLC has obtained copies of the BOAs signed by Florida sheriffs and one Louisiana parish as of August 2019. The BOAs, which are not contracts, are short and change nothing about the usual way ICE collaborates with local law enforcement.

Download the signed agreements