County attorney: Feds can’t require longer immigrant detentions – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com

The Miami-Dade County attorney has ruled that a petition by federal immigration authorities to keep a foreign national in detention longer than local officials require is not an order, and but merely a request. “This detainer, or ‘hold request’ is no more than a request from the Department of Homeland Security that a detainee be held for up to 48 hours…

Families – some in deportation proceedings – rally and use art to call for immigration reform

Families from as far as Arizona or Illinois, many whom are undocumented immigrants in deportation proceedings, gathered in Freedom Plaza near the Capitol to push Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before the fall recess. “Most people here are either facing or threatened with deportation,” says B. Loewe, a spokeman for the National Da…