ICE Detained More Than 50,000 Immigrants In 2019
AVERAGE POPULATION OF DETAINEES IN ICE CUSTODY HITS RECORD LEVELS
(CNN) – The average number of detainees in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody hit a record-high this year.
An ICE official says there were more than 50,000 individuals in custody as of Wednesday.
ICE says that two days earlier, the average number of detainees was about 46,500 which was the highest on record since ICE began in 2003.
According to ICE, last fiscal year the average number of detainees in custody per day was roughly 42,000.
An ICE spokesperson says custody determinations are made on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with law and policy.