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The Marshall Project
February 3, 2017

Decoding Trumpís Immigration Orders
By Julia Preston

The Department of Homeland Security never followed the lead of the Justice Department, which last year vowed to phase out private, for-profit prison contractors. Thomas Homan, the new acting director of ICE, said officials are rushing to sign contracts and locate facilities. Along the length of the border new detention centers will open their doors, something border communities havenít seen in years. These days many border crossers are families from Central America and migrants from Haiti and Cuba, many seeking asylum. In immigration courts, already staggering under backlogs of more than 533,000 cases, asylum claims are often taking years to resolve. Congress can expect mounting costs for holding those migrants to the end of their cases.......[Citing TRAC research].

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