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The Washington Post
November 23, 2021

Under Trump, ICE aggressively recruited sheriffs as partners to question and detain undocumented immigrants
By Debbie Cenziper, Madison Muller, Monique Beals, Rebecca Holland and Andrew Ba Tran


During Trumpís first year in office, the number of immigrants taken into ICE custody under the 287(g) program averaged more than 680 a month, up from about 300 a month in 2016, according to ICE data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The number continued to rise to about 860 a month in the first half of 2018, the last period for which data is available. Experts say that ICE has released limited and unreliable data over the years and that the numbers are likely to be an undercount. The agency does not publicly release case data, including the names of people detained and the reasons they were held.


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