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By Jake Dima
Published September 16, 2020 at 12:23pm
Fairfax County, Virginia, refused more than 900 requests from federal immigration authorities to detain criminal illegal aliens in the area over a two-year period, according to an investigation by a conservative immigration group.
The county received a total of 929 detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but only 14 requests were fulfilled in the form of warrants, according to the Immigration Reform Law Institute.
Ninety-eight percent of the detainer requests were denied by Fairfax County officials from May 2018 to May 2020, the group found.
“There is nothing unacceptable about any detainer that seeks to remove criminals from our neighborhoods,” senior fellow at Immigration Reform Law Institute and former acting director of ICE Tom Homan said in