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April 28, 2020

ICE’s ill treatment of released detainees: Immigrants freed from federal detention center in Batavia dumped at a gas station and left to fend for themselves
By Phil Gambini

Those incarcerated in Batavia are held on civil, rather than criminal, charges; they’re accused of violating immigration law. Their fate, often deportation, is determined by a federal administrative law judge. Some detainees overstayed their visa. Others presented themselves at a border without proper documents and asked for asylum. Still others were here legally but subsequently charged with a crime. Forty-eight percent have no prior criminal history, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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