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University of Washington
March 26, 2013

Immigration Detainer Requests in Kings County, Washington: Costs and Consequences
By Katherine Beckett and Heather Evans

ICE enforcement practices have engendered significant controversy, and critics have raised a number of concerns about them. First, although ICE contends that it seeks primarily to identify arrestees who have committed serious crimes,there is evidence that many of those subject to ICE detainer requests were arrested for minor offenses, including traffic violations. Moreover, a recent national study found that only one in five people detained by ICE had ever been convicted of a crime......[citing TRAC research].

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