Thursday, November 16, 2023

Detained Immigrant Population Grows to Nearly 40,000, the Highest Point in Nearly Four Years


TRAC Immigration reports that, according to the latest data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a total of 39,748 immigrants were held in detention as of November 5, 2023. The last time detention numbers reached 40,000 was in January 2020.

The growth of ICE’s detained population is currently driven by immigration enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border.

While detention numbers are on the rise, the number of immigrants enrolled in ICE’s electronic monitoring program known as “Alternatives to Detention” (ATD) dropped slightly over the past several weeks. 


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