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

An ICE detainer is a request to hold a person in custody who is otherwise free to go. The detainer gives ICE up to two days to look into a person's immigration status and potentially pursue deportation.

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