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Yakima Herald
August 29, 2013

Feds oppose King County change in holding immigrants
By Lornet Turnbull

Data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at the State University of New York at Syracuse for a two-month period in 2012 showed that 50 percent of the time, the end result is deportation for detainees from the Seattle region. Immigrant advocates have long pushed to change this hold-for-pickup practice, arguing that it undermines immigrant community trust in law enforcement and breaks up families when parents and breadwinners are taken away. Opponents, meanwhile warn that the county might be exposing itself to liability if immigrants who are released go on to commit more serious crimes.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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