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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Failure to Enact Immigration Reform Impacts Law Enforcement Relations Between Localities and the Federal Government

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog April 21, 2014

Last week, Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia signed an executive order limiting the cooperation of the city’s law enforcement agency with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on detainers—requests to hold individuals in custody for immigration enforcement. In doing so, Philadelphia joined many other jurisdictions across the country that have enacted such policies in the last several years

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