Sheriffs balk at longer detention of noncitizens

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

Sheriffs across the nation are openly rejecting the U.S. policy of holding noncitizens who are accused or convicted of crimes for extra time, which for years has enabled the federal government to begin deportation proceedings for thousands of illegal aliens.

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This photo shows beachgoers in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Saturday July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Jason A. Frizzelle)

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Books in India come under censorious eye

Dina Nath Batra, shown in New Delhi on June 13, is a retired school principal, education activist and Hindu nationalist. He is also called the Ban Man or the ìbook police" and is regarded as a threat to the very idea of democracy in India. His mission is to clean up all the books, including school history textbooks, of anything that, he says, is damaging to his Hindu faith. Illustrates INDIA-BOOKS (category i), by Rama Lakshmi, © 2014 The Washington Post. Moved Monday June 30, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Rama Lakshmi)

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