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Immigrant-rights group praises detainee website


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- An immigrant-rights group in Milwaukee is applauding a new online system that lets people look up where detainees are being held.

The search tool is on the website of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. It allows people to track down those who have been swept up in immigration raids.

Jill Vonnahme of Voces de la Frontera says the website is a good way for families and attorneys to find someone. She tells Wisconsin Public Radio there are so many immigration detention centers that it can be hard to locate someone.

Users of the Online Detainee Locator System can search for someone using an Alien Registration Number or the detainee's name, birth date or country of birth. It does not list minors.



ICE detainee locator:

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