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Montgomery Co. is latest to limit immigration detainers
Montgomery Co. is latest to limit immigration detainers

Montgomery County officials said Tuesday they will no longer honor federal requests to hold illegal immigrants beyond their scheduled release date unless U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can demonstrate the person is likely to have committed a crime. The decision means three of Maryland’s four largest jurisdictions -- Montgomery and Prince George's counties along with Baltimore city -- have changed long-standing policies this year that treated the federal immigration detainers the same as criminal warrants. "I have decided that, effective immediately, Montgomery County will no longer comply with ICE detainer requests except for those requests that have adequate...

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