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Mass. High Court Rules Local Authorities Cannot Keep People In Custody Based Solely On ICE Detainer Requests

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled local law officials lack authority to honor requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials seeking to detain individuals in criminal proceedings -- who are otherwise free to go -- for two days.

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