Immigration jails in Trump era are packed, but deportations are fewer than in Obama’s

Source: AlDiaNews

By Abigail Hauslohner | 17 November 2019

STAMFORD ADVOCATE (THE WASHINGTON POST) — It has been nearly 700 days since Bakhodir Madjitov was taken to prison in the United States. He has never been charged with a crime.

Madjitov, a 38-year-old Uzbek national and father of three U.S. citizens, received a final deportation order after his applications to legally immigrate failed. He is one of the approximately 50,000 people jailed on any given day in the past year under the authority of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the most foreigners held in immigration detention in U.S. history.

The majority of those detainees, such as Madjitov, are people with no prior criminal records. […]

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