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Immigration Law

Stale ICE Detention Numbers

Austin Kocher, Nov. 15, 2021

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is actively undermining Congress by failing to release accurate information about the number of immigrants in detention on a regular basis. While minor data issues with ICE’s regular immigration detention data releases certainly occurred during the Trump administration, ICE’s spreadsheet of detention data has seen more significant errors recently. The most recent detention data released by the agency on November 11, 2021, appears to be an attempt to fix botched year-end data that the agency released at the end of October. At this point, the public is in the dark about any new detention data for FY 2022. ... "