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TRAC, Apr. 28, 2022
"According to new data available in TRAC's Quick Facts detention data tool, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is now monitoring 227,508 immigrants using 'alternatives to detention' (ATD) technology. The most common ATD technology used by ICE is SmartLINK, a smartphone app, with more than 172,000 people (or more than 75 percent of all people on ICE's ATD caseload) monitored by this technology.
At the end of April 2022, ICE held 19,502 immigrants in detention centers across the country. ICE's reported detention numbers have hovered around 20,000 since the beginning of the calendar year. These data come at a time when the Biden administration has also reportedly requested a reduction in the total number of detention beds funded by Congress from 34,000 to 25,000.
Highlights from data updated today in TRAC's Quick Fact tool show that:
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