The number of migrants held in CBP custody surged to 13,400 on March 27, 2019. In May and June 2019, between 14,000 and 18,000 people were held by CBP each night. On a press call, a Customs and Border Protection Commissioner McAleenan stated that, “A high number for us is 4,000. A crisis level is 6,000.
How many immigrants have been detained in 2019?
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the United States government detained over 500,000 people in a sprawling system of over 200 jails across the country run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE has an appalling record of abuse.
How many immigrants detained 2020?
Trends in ICE Arrest Book-Ins and Detention
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How long can immigrants be detained?
Federal law says that state and local law enforcement authorities may only hold persons on immigration detainers for 48 hours after the completion of their jail time. This means that once you have completed your jail time, the immigration officials must take you into custody within two days.