ICE Detains About 23,400 at End of June While Agency's Electronic Monitoring Program Grows to 280,000
(23 Jun 2022) After hovering around 20,000 for several months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detained population reached 23,390 on June 19, 2022—down slightly from the start of the month but still higher than in previous months. About three-quarters (74 percent) of people in detention were arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The number of immigrants arrested by ICE saw a modest but steady increase up to a total of 5,979. The number of immigrants in detention who were arrested by ICE has been under 6,000 since March 2021.

ICE's Alternatives to Detention program continues to see record-high numbers, with now 279,483 immigrants monitored by the agency. SmartLINK, which now makes up the vast majority of technology used to monitor immigrants, with 231,252 in total. Telephonic reporting is used in 30,653 cases, and GPS ankle monitors—the technology most associated with ATD in the past—is now used in just 17,578 cases.

Highlights from data updated in TRAC's Quick Fact tool show that:

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement held 23,390 in ICE detention according to data current as of June 19, 2022.
  • 16,542 out of 23,390—or 70.7%—held in ICE detention have no criminal record, according to data current as of June 19, 2022. Many more have only minor offenses, including traffic violations.
  • ICE relied on detention facilities in Texas to house the most people during FY 2022, according to data current as of June 13, 2022.
  • ICE arrested 5,164 and CBP arrested 20,969 of the 26,133 people booked into detention by ICE during May 2022.
  • Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia held the largest number of ICE detainees so far in FY 2022, averaging 1,092 per day (as of June 2022).
  • ICE Alternatives to Detention (ATD) programs are currently monitoring 279,483 families and single individuals, according to data current as of June 20, 2022.
  • San Antonio's area office has the highest number in ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) monitoring programs, according to data current as of June 20, 2022.

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