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Frederick County officials still see role in enforcing immigration laws

Frederick County officials still see role in enforcing immigration laws

Even as immigrant advocates applauded a federal court ruling that limits local efforts to target people in the country illegally, some Frederick County officials insisted that they should continue to play a role in deporting them. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week revives a lawsuit stemming from the detention and arrest by Frederick County sheriff's deputies of a Salvadoran woman as she sat on a curb eating a sandwich in October 2008. The court ruled that state and local law enforcement can't detain or arrest people solely based on their immigration status. Frederick County commissioners passed a resolution Thursday in support of the sheriff's...

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