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Chesterfield Observer
November 12, 2014

Deport Depot: Sheriff to stop holding aliens
By Michael Buettner

ICE doesn’t publish statistics on its use of detainers, but information obtained by researchers with the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University through a Freedom of Information Act request shows the practice has been widespread. Over a two-year period from mid-2011 to mid-2013, the researchers estimate that about 500,000 people nationally were held for some time under ICE detainers. During that period, the figures show, Chesterfield County complied with 519 ICE detainers, the fifth-highest number in Virginia, though well below the 1,797 detainers issued to No. 1 Prince William County. Virginia had the eighth-highest total of detainers among U.S. states, 9,824. All 50 states detained some prisoners during the two-year period, ranging from California at 96,925 to Vermont at 20.

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