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U.S. Government Holding Fewer Immigrants

On Monday, April 6, 2015, our very own Matthew G. Holt, Esq., current Chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association San Diego Chapter, spoke to inewsource’s Joanne Faryon on the decrease in detention of immigrants.

The number of immigrants being held in detention centers across the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly a decade, possibly signaling a change in a federal mandate called a ”bed quota.”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers range from stand alone prison-type facilities to county jails. They hold non-American citizens who are facing deportation for various reasons, including committing a crime or being in the country illegally.

Some members of Congress and high-ranking officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have insisted a line in a federal law mandating 34,000 detention beds across the country is actually a quota — requiring ICE to lock up a daily average of 34,000 people.

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