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Massachusetts’ Highest Court Declares Immigration Detainers Are Unenforceable

July 28, 2017 - 16:19

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a unanimous decision on Monday holding that Massachusetts court officers may not arrest and detain immigrants based solely on a detainer. Although other courts have struck down detainers on the grounds that they violate the Constitution, the Supreme Judicial Court concluded that law enforcement officials have no authority under […]

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