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Resource ID: #21785
Subject: Immigrants
Source: WFAA-TV (Dallas)
Date: March 3, 5, 12, 31; April 5, 12



U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have begun to deport or imprison immigrants who committed minor crimes, sometimes jailing them without bail while they await deportation. This investigation looks into recent immigration laws that allow agents to deport immigrants or imprison them for minor offenses such as shoplifting. In some cases, the laws are retroactive and punish immigrants even more for crimes for which they have already paid. Prison conditions for some of these immigrants tend to be especially harsh and inhumane. This has been the case for Haskell prison, a privately-owned facility that is below the standards set by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

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