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Illegal Aliens Can Be Held Indefinitely, Ashcroft Says

Date: April 25, 2003
Author: Rachel L. Swarns
QUOTE: Attorney General John Ashcroft has ruled that illegal immigrants who have no known links to terrorist groups can be detained indefinitely to address national security concerns.

ABSTRACT: A ruling by Attorney General John Ashcroft states that in the interest of national security, all illegal immigrants can be held in detention indefinitely, even if they have no known links to terrorism. Advocates for immigrants argue that such a decision is unfair to many innocent immigrants and asylum seekers who have no terrorism ties. --- Sara Holliday

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