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Las Vegas Sun
February 18, 2014

Immigration holds focusing more on criminals
By Tovin Lapan

Mirroring a nationwide trend, Metro Police and immigration officials overseeing Nevada are placing a higher proportion of immigration holds on people with previous criminal convictions, according to a recent report. The report shows that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials nationwide are targeting more people with criminal convictions when issuing a detainer, a request to a local law enforcement agency to hold someone for up to 48 hours while immigration officials determine if they will take the subject into custody. There is still a wide variance across the country in how immigration detainers are applied, according to the authors of the report, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University and in the majority of cases, detainers are issued for people with either no previous conviction or a minor offense on their record.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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