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Controversial Quota Drives Immigration Detention Boom

Nick Miroff, The Washington Post “In the past five years, Homeland Security officials have jailed record numbers of immigrants, driven by a little-known congressional directive known on Capitol Hill as the “bed mandate.” Full Story
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Congress’ Illegal-Immigration Quota Costs $2 Billion a Year

William Selway and Margaret Newkirk, Businessweek “Keeping all those illegal immigrants behind bars costs $120 a day per inmate, or $2 billion a year. Congress has twice rebuffed White House budget requests to cut the quota so ICE can turn to less costly measures, such as ankle
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