Oregon court decision adds to several cases that shed scrutiny on use of immigration detainers

  • by: GOSIA WOZNIACKA , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 17, 2014 - 7:25 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation.

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