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Synonyms for detainingde·tain·ing

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  1. List of paraphrases for "detaining":

    arresting, detention, arrested, detained, arrest

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  1. Luis Raul Gonzalez:

    Publishing the protocols and coordination rules under which the National Guard operates in support of immigration authorities, particularly regarding the procedures for detaining persons with an illegal immigration status, is desirable, if such protocols and rules don't exist, establishing and publishing them is an urgent matter.

  2. Julian Schnabel:

    The Cuban authorities have a history of detaining El Sexto ahead of many planned performances, but Castro’s death appears to be the impetus for this particularly aggressive assault.

  3. Christopher Wilson:

    Mexico started to increase those levels of detentions and deportations. They very quickly got back to the historic averages over the last several years, and in recent months have gone way beyond that. ... They're now, within the last few weeks, detaining and deporting a huge number of Central American migrants. So the idea that Mexico is doing nothing is just patently false, could Mexico do more ? Yeah, I think so. Is Mexico not doing anything ? That's just absolutely wrong.

  4. Meenakshi Ganguly:

    The government has a responsibility to ensure security in Kashmir, but that means respecting the human rights of everyone, including protesters, the government got off to a bad start by detaining political leaders, banning public meetings, and shutting down the internet.

  5. Tetiana Anderson:

    Incarcerating and detaining millions for profit doesn't keep us safe. It's time to do better.

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