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Lawmakers approve bill forcing local authorities to hold a person when asked by immigration officers

HB2121 would make it illegal for any public official to refuse to comply with an “immigration detainer.” That is a formal request by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that a state or local agency keep for up to 48 hours someone not in this country legally, giving time for federal agents to pick them up.

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