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Number of ICE arrestees detained at Portland jail has skyrocketed since 2016

PORTLAND, Maine — Federal use of the Cumberland County Jail to detain people suspected of immigration violations has sharply risen over the last five years. Within months after the coronavirus pandemic forced emergency shutdowns in the state, the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, significantly increased the number of noncitizens it detained in the southern […]