Immigration officials ordered local law enforcement officials to detain more than 800 U.S. citizens in jail or police custody until they could review their immigration paperwork, according to an analysis of government data. The detentions – generally an illegal practice – occurred between 2008 and 2012, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research organization affiliated with Syracuse University. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, also ordered the detention of 28,489 legal permanent residents, the vast majority of whom had no criminal conviction, the analysis said.

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