IMMIGRATION

ICE: 1 in 4 Would-Be Deportees Offends

Roughly a quarter of the 8,145 undocumented people released from local jails between January and August of last year were later arrested for various crimes, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement report. The details of the report were obtained by the virulently anti-immigration group Center for Immigration Studies. According to the report, most of the offenses were drunk driving and drug-related, though a handful were more serious. As many as 250 jurisdictions in the U.S. have stopped holding imprisoned illegal immigrants past their scheduled release dates—on so-called immigration detainers—saying they can’t hold arrestees without probable cause.