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@NDLON v. ICE documents predict immigration detention increase due to #SComm

July 18, 2012

Artwork by Madeline Sides

Re-posted from Uncover the Truth

Pursuant to prior federal court opinions in NDLON v. ICE holding that ICE must disclose information about agency “messaging” and already adopted policies related to Secure Communities, ICE recently released previously withheld information providing insight into the current immigration detention debate.  In an internal email exchange from Phyllis Coven to various ICE officials regarding the agency’s response to a New York Times inquiry, ICE maintained that due to Secure Communities, detention reforms would not lead to a reduction in detention capacity. The email links prospective growth in detention to activation of Secure Communities nationwide by 2013. (Doc. ID 0.798.162573 at pages 1-2.)

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