Miami-Dade Plans To Stop Paying For Federal Immigration Detentions

12/19/2013 08:52 am ET
  • PATRICIA MAZZEI Miami Herald
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Fed up with underwriting the nation’s broken federal immigration system, Miami-Dade County plans to stop paying the cost of temporarily housing undocumented immigrants in its jails.

The dramatic shift in policy comes at a time when the cash-strapped county is coping with a tight budget, but some county commissioners say they are also calling attention to what they say is a serious human-rights issue.

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