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On July 19, 2019, 3,000 federal prisoners were released as part of the First Step Act, which eases sentences for drug convictions, improves prison conditions and creates more job-skills training programs. However, this does not mean good news for non-citizens, who now face deportation. 750 non-citizens released from federal prisons will be held for transfer to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody so ICE can start the deportation process, according to the Bureau of Prisons. Read more about the First Step Act and its impact on non-citizens here.

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