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January 23, 2021

Can immigrant rights advocates get Biden to end for-profit ICE detention?
By Suzanne Gamboa

In fiscal year 2020, the detainee population totaled 182,869, Department of Homeland Security data shows. The numbers fell as the pandemic led to fewer arrests and forced the release of many immigrants. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) reported Thursday that 14,195 people remained in detention as of Jan. 22. Immigrants with and without legal permission to be in the U.S., and even sometimes U.S. citizens are held in a large, complex system of local jails and immigration detention centers that make up the detention system.

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