Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is holding 50,049 allegedly undocumented immigrants in prisons and jails throughout the U.S. according to numbers released Wednesday, The Daily Beast reports.
Between the lines: That marks an increase of about 2,000 people since January. And although deportations have increased since the beginning of Trump’s presidency, they are still well below the level of deportations the Obama administration oversaw. This decline could be contributing to the record number of people in detention. Meanwhile, ICE arrests are on the rise, per ICE statistics.