United States Sending 1,600 Immigration Detainees to Federal Prisons
Michael returned home from work in January and found his wife and two young sons dead and his two daughters, ages 11 and 13, abducted by gang members. His 9 year old son had fled the house after being shot in the arm. Michael found his oldest son and travelled with him to the United States seeking asylum.
Michael is being jailed in a federal prison. His son was taken from him at the border and is in a detention center in another state.
U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, including those seeking asylum, in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people entering the country illegally. To read more, please click here.
“Federal prisons are for hardened criminals. They are not physically set up for immigrant landscapers looking for a job or fleeing violence,” said Ali Noorani, the executive director of the National Immigration Forum.
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