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Boston Globe sues for names of released criminals

The Boston Globe has filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for refusing to disclose the names of thousands of criminal immigrants it released in the United States over the past four years, sometimes with tragic results.

Federal officials acknowledge that, since 2008, they’ve released about 8,500 criminal immigrants who were scheduled to be deported after serving their criminal sentences, but their home countries would not take them back.

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