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Federal authorities made dozens of requests to hold immigrants in Baltimore

Federal authorities made dozens of requests to hold immigrants in Baltimore

Federal immigration agents have asked the state-run Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center to hold dozens of immigrants in custody, despite assertions by local officials that they received no such requests, documents reviewed by The Baltimore Sun show.

Since 2015, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has asked the state officials who run the facility in Baltimore to hold at least 40 inmates for 48 hours beyond the time when they would normally have been released, to give federal agents the opportunity to pick them up for alleged immigration violations.

The documents shed new light on how the federal government and Maryland are approaching illegal immigration as the...

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