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Southampton Town considers formalizing immigration policy : Dozens of residents ask town to protect immigrants from deportation Supervisor reiterates town's policy on federal ICE detentions

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said Monday that he is considering formalizing the police department's immigration policy to ease confusion after more than 200 residents supported calls for the town to protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

Town police cannot detain people based solely on their immigration status, according to administrative policy. But they can assist federal immigration officials in their investigations and hold people already in custody for a few

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