Immigrant Detention Crowding May Worsen Under Trump

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Bed space was so hard to come by inside immigrant detention facilities across the U.S. last fall that federal officials scrambled to rent out extra room in county prisons and jails. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency had thousands more immigrants in custody than it had the capacity to detain. As a result, hundreds of Haitian immigrants wound up wherever there was open jail space, often in remote regions like the Yakima County jail in eastern-Washington state and . . .

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