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Tulsa World
February 26, 2013

Most ICE holds lack criminal records
By Ginnie Graham

More than two out of three people detained by the federal immigration service during a five-year period were not convicted of a crime, according to a nonprofit group's analysis of information obtained through open records requests. In the Tulsa Jail, about 70 percent of those detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not have criminal convictions at the time or after the detainer was issued. About 74 percent of those held in the Oklahoma County Jail also had no convictions, according to the report. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, based at the University of Syracuse in New York, used the federal Freedom of Information Act to find the number of "holds" issued by the immigration service and whether the detainees were criminals.

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