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ICE seeks up to 15,000 beds to detain families

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 22, 2018

    Multiple news sources report ICE seeks up to 15,000 beds to detain families. Part of ongoing attempts to find more spaces to hold detained individuals, including plans to use military bases. [ID #335]

    ICE May Seek Up to 15,000 Beds to Detain Immigrant Families
  2. Effective Date

    June 22, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Detention Minors Border Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • February 16, 2016 The Obama administration also detained families following the 2014 surge in migrants from Central America, but not at such a scale. In 2015, the family residential facilities in Karnes, TX, Dilley, TX, and Berks, PA had a combined capacity of approximately 3,600 beds. In the FY 2017 budget, the Obama administration reduced its request for funding for family detention beds to 960. DHS Congressional Budget Justification FY 2017

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