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Congress’ Costly Detention Quota

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No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention Article
A corrections officer stands near a gate at Baltimore City Detention Center on November 14, 2013. (AP/Steve Ruark)

No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

Data obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.

Sharita Gruberg

Infographic: What Could $600 Million Buy? Article

Infographic: What Could $600 Million Buy?

The bed quota costs taxpayers $600 million each year that could go toward housing vulnerable populations.

Sharita Gruberg

Infographic: Congress’ Immigrant Bed Quota Article

Infographic: Congress’ Immigrant Bed Quota

Each day, a congressional mandate requires that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detains 34,000 immigrants.

Sharita Gruberg

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