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Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 21:56

The USA has created the world’s largest immigration detention system, and through a series of stopgap measures, shortsighted policies and intense lobbying by private companies have spawned and nurtured a multibillion-dollar industry based on the imprisonment of men, women, and children seeking to live in America.

Donald Trumps efforts to limit the ability to mob the border and close it physically to illegal immigration. Immigrants' rights advocates believe the all current immigration policies "have been undermined by the Immigration agency’s continued overreliance on penal incarceration practices and by the pervasive anti-reform culture at local ICE field offices.

Today, an average of 49,000 languish in daily detention. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/09/24/detained?utm_medium=email…

Now immigration officials say they will end the so-called “catch and release” program in the latest blow to families stopped, separated at the border. Trump Administration To End 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy, Says DHS Chief https://n.pr/2lbA6Ok

“When we go back. If we go back.” The Valdez family, deported from Washington, now lives in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas. In some ways, they are better off than most of their neighbors, many of whom also have strong ties to America. Life after deportation: A family with roots in the Seattle region starts over in Mexico https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/life-after-deportation-a-fami…

ICE will resume operations at its infamous detention facility near San Antonio, Texas locking up migrant families at South Texas facility https://www.texastribune.org/2019/09/22/ice-karnes-migrant-detention-fa…

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