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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Detained without due process

At a time when Maryland is seeking to reduce its prison population and invest the savings in re-entry services, drug treatment and other crime-prevention strategies, the state is still locking up thousands of immigrants for minor crimes and holding them far longer than needed to protect public safety. That's the conclusion of a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union that found immigrant detainees in Maryland are being held for months or even years while they fight the government's attempts to deport them without ever having an opportunity to request a bail hearing in immigration court. It's a shocking denial of the right to due process that costs taxpayers millions of dollars...

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