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ICE seeks up to 15,000 beds to detain families

  1. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 22, 2018
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors Border Detention Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE

Prior Policies

  • 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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