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EXCLUSIVE: Illegal immigrants make up rape and sex assault claims ‘to stay in the U.S. longer’

A series of false rape allegations have been made by illegal immigrants awaiting deportation at detention centers, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Thirty-six claims were found to be false in just one year, the figures, released under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules disclosed.

The scale of the false allegations was described as a concern by a watchdog group, who said it raised questions over whether illegal immigrants were trying to delay or dodge deportation by making untrue rape or sexual assault claims.

The allegations proven to be false were all made to Immigration and Customs Enforcement  by people held in their detention facilities.

They were part of 273 allegations of rape made in 2015.

Read more at The Daily Mail

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