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ICE seeks to identify new detention sites in Midwest and Utah

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 12, 2017

    ICE issues a request for information (RFI) to identify possible sites for new detention facilities near four major cities: Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, and Salt Lake City. [ID #287]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 12, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    May 1, 2018

    Following a FOIA request by the National Immigration Justice Center, ICE released responses to the request for information.

    ICE Responses
Status: Final/Actual
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE

Subsequent Action


NGO Response to RFI “Immigration Detention Services – Multiple Areas of Responsibility”

In this letter, we provide evidence demonstrating that: 1) The vast majority of those detained pursuant to this proposed expansion will not have meaningful access to pro bono counsel; 2) Expansion of ICE’s already broken detention system will further jeopardize the lives and civil rights of those detained; and 3) Contrary to the text of the RFI, there is no public safety justification for this envisioned expansion and in fact the public would be far better served by decreasing the numbers of those detained and utilizing community-based alternatives to detention for those not released on their own recognizance.

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