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AZ Mirror
January 29, 2021

AG Brnovich wants to cancel Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations
By Laura Gómez

In his Jan. 26 letter, Brnovich said pausing deportations could lead to overcrowding of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facilities that would force “the release of dangerous offenders into our State.” But ICE detention centers currently have a significantly smaller population of detained people because border crossings have plummeted during the pandemic and ICE has released hundreds of people from custody under its COVID-19 protocols. While the number of people detained by ICE reached an all-time high in 2019 with more than 55,000 people held, there were about 14,000 people in ICE detention facilities as of Jan. 22, according to data analysed by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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