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Published:Thursday | August 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Union County to change immigration jail policy

NEW JERSEY, United States (AP):

Union County will become the third county in New Jersey to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials over detaining those who may be in the US illegally.

County officials were yesterday scheduled to announce that the county jail would stop honouring requests by immigration officials to keep those detainees locked up 48 hours longer than their scheduled release. Immigration officials would need a court order or warrant.

Middlesex and ocean counties have also changed their policies.

Police shoot, kill three men

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Police have shot and killed three people during a shoot-out in Freeport in central Trinidad on Tuesday night.

Police said that members of the North-Eastern Division Task Force had gone to execute a search warrant at a house when they were fired upon by the occupants of the building. During the gunfire exchange, three people, who have not yet been indentified, were injured and taken to the Couva Health Facility where they died while undergoing emergency treatment.