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July 25, 2013

ICE Immigration ‘Holds’ Decline
By Jill Replogle

Newly-released data suggests Immigration and Customs Enforcement may be relying less on local law enforcement authorities to help them identify deportable immigrants. ICE arrests more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens, fugitives in enforcement operation throughout all 50 states in September, 2011. When an immigrant is booked into a local jail, ICE can request that law enforcement hold that person up to 48 hours past their normal release time until ICE has a chance to take them into custody. These requests from ICE fell by an average of 19 percent during the first four months of fiscal year 2013, according to ICE data obtained by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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