Immigrant Minors Locked In Adult Detention For Months At A Time, ICE Data Shows
Despite a policy of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency against holding unaccompanied minors for more than 72 hours in adult immigration detention, data from thirty (of approximately 250) detention centers showed that 1,366 immigrant minors were held for three or more days between 2008-12. Of those, 371 were locked up for over three months.
The National Immigration Justice Center used FOIA to obtain the data from ICE, which is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
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