Friday, May 23, 2014

The Dangerous and Costly Effects of Detainee Bed Quotas

A new analysis from the Center for American Propgress, including infographics detail the dangerous and costly toll of the congressionally mandated bed quota on our immigration system. Beginning in 2009, Congress directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, to detain a set number of immigrants each day in an attempt to force the department to increase deportations. Today, this arbitrary congressional quota requires that DHS maintain enough bed space to jail 34,000 immigrants every day—regardless of DHS’s actual need to detain immigrants and at a cost of more than $2 billion per year.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/05/the-dangerous-and-costly-effects-of-detainee-bed-quotas.html

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