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04/28/2011 12:55 pm ET Updated Jun 28, 2011

Hammond Police Called Federal Immigration Officers On Misdemeanor Charge

"What was this man actually doing in front of his home? He was doing nothing but enjoying an alcoholic beverage or carrying an alcoholic beverage," Contreras said. "Now, he's criminalized, arrested on a misdemeanor charge, not released, given to ICE. He is now in deportation proceedings and in the next three months he will have to face an immigration judge for immigration charges for possible deportation."

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