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Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2015

Opinion Judges should decide which deportation cases require detention
By Scott Martelle

At the end of September, 456,000 cases were pending for an average of 643 days, with new cases being added daily, according to statistics compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. At any given time the government holds in detention centers (many of them privately operated) about 34,000 people facing deportation, a number driven by a bizarre congressional mandate that the Department of Homeland Security fill that many beds each night, not necessarily because a potential deportee's circumstances indicate a need for detention

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