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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 13, 2014

ICE issues 39 percent fewer requests for jails to hold detainees
By Jeremy Redmon


Federal immigration authorities are issuing significantly fewer requests for jails to hold inmates beyond their scheduled release dates so they can take custody of them and attempt to deport them, a new report shows. Based on data obtained from the government, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse report shows a 39 percent decrease in these requests called detainers between fiscal year 2012 and March of this year. That translates to about 9,000 fewer detainers issued per month, or more than 100,000 fewer each year. In Georgia, there was a 58 percent drop in detainers during this time frame.


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