Homeland Security's Quota Detains Record Number of Immigrants


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Homeland Security has been detaining undocumented immigrants under a quota that has been reaching record numbers in the last few years. Despite a decline in undocumented crossings in the US recently, Homeland Security's "bed mandate" policy is not stopping ICE officials from meeting their assigned quota. According to Nick Miroff, ICE is now detaining any "foreign-born" legal US resident that has committed a crime which makes them possibly eligible for deportation. Read more below.

###Via The Washington Post

KARNES CITY, Tex. — In the past five years, Homeland Security officials have jailed record numbers of immigrants, driven by a little-known congressional directive known on Capitol Hill as the “bed mandate.”

The policy requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep an average of 34,000 detainees per day in its custody, a quota that has steadily risen since it was established in 2006 by conservative lawmakers who insisted that the agency wasn’t doing enough to deport unlawful immigrants.



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