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January 22, 2018

Portage County Sheriff's Office helps ICE deport unauthorized immigrants
By Ben Omer

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University keeps track of detainer requests nationwide. Through a hard-fought series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and court victories, TRAC has compiled a database of every ICE detainer received by law enforcement agencies across the nation. TRACís records for Ohio are current through July 2017 and go back to November 2002. Since then, ICE requested the transfer of 17,696 unauthorized immigrants from county jails in 75 of Ohioís 88 counties. The top county for detainers, Franklin, is Ohioís most populous with more than 1.2 million residents. When adjusting for each county's population, Franklin is still first for detainers, but that is where the correlation ends. The Clark County Jail, located in Ohio's 21st most populous county, received the second-most detainers. Fayette County, Ohioís 74th-most populous county with just 29,000 residents, received the third-most detainers.

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