U.S. Tests Electronic Checks On Illegal Immigrants

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http://www.freep.com/news/mich/tether23_20030723.htm The federal government is rolling out a national plan to put electronic tethers on illegal immigrants -- easing overcrowding in jails and allowing closer monitoring of immigrants who might otherwise skip court hearings or deportation proceedings, says the Detroit Free Press. This month, 11 illegal immigrants in Michigan were given electronic ankle bracelets, with more immigrants scheduled to be removed from jails in three counties. About 180,000 of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants have been detained since . . .

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