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ICE Still detaining people without crimes – against what they stated earlier

A Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report finds that detainer use by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has declined, with the latest data showing that ICE issued 7,993 detainers in April 2015—30% fewer than in October 2014. However, according to the data, only 32% of individuals on whom detainers were placed during April 2015 had been convicted of a crime, and only 19% had a felony conviction. Fully two-thirds had no criminal conviction of any type, in sharp contrast to ICE’s announced plan to detain only individuals who have been “convicted of specifically enumerated [serious] crimes.

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