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Settlement reached over free immigration detention hotline


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they have reached a settlement with the U.S. government so they can keep operating a free hotline that lets detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions.

Freedom for Immigrants said Thursday that a settlement was reached last week and approved by a federal court in Los Angeles. The group said it can keep running the hotline provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for at least five years.

"This settlement is a victory for the First Amendment rights of Freedom for Immigrants and immigrants in detention," said Moez M. Kaba, a...

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