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Huffington Post
July 25, 2010

Tracking Immigrants in Detention
By Arlene M. Roberts

The spike in the transfer of immigrants by ICE has risen in tandem with the spike in immigrants taken into ICE custody, as the demand for beds has grown. ICE has addressed the imbalance by transferring immigrants to facilities located far from the point at which they were apprehended. In an analysis by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), in FY 1999, one out of every five (19.6%) of the detainees was moved from one detention facility to another. During the first six months of FY 2008, the latest period for which complete data are available, the majority (52.4%) of detainees were transferred.

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