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Florida immigrants decry detention quota

WASHINGTON — Every day, hundreds of immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally are held behind bars in Florida, part of a controversial crackdown that helps fill a federal detention-bed quota. Critics call the quota a boondoggle that benefits privately run prisons and spreads anguish through immigrant communities. Defenders say it compels federal officials to enforce immigration law and discourages illegal migration. [read the full story here]

Sun Sentinel, Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tags: Prison Conditions & Corruption, Florida


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