Oct 18, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump seeks more immigration jails

The Otay Mesa ImmigrationDetention Center in San Diego. Photo: Elliot Spagat / AP

"The Trump administration is planning an increase in federal immigration jails across the country for the thousands of additional undocumented immigrants its agents are arresting," USA Today's Alan Gomez reports in the paper's banner story:

  • "In recent weeks, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has put out requests to identify privately-run jail sites in Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Salt Lake City and southern Texas, according to notices published on a federal contracting website."
  • "It did not publicly announce its plans to house 4,000 more detainees at the facilities."
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