(LOS ANGELES TIMES) Emboldened by recent court rulings, more and more counties and cities across the country are refusing to jail inmates extra days to give federal authorities time to deport them.
In most jails until recently, inmates booked on criminal charges and suspected of being in the country illegally were often held for an additional 48 hours at the behest of federal immigration officials.
These "holds" created a pipeline for the deportation of thousands of people from the United States in the last decade. Now, that enforcement tool is crumbling.
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