ELIMINATE THE DETENTION BED MANDATE FROM THE FY2019 BUDGET

            We write for your support in sending a letter to the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations urging the elimination of the requirement that ICE maintain 34,000 immigrant detention beds from the FY2019 appropriations bill.  This
requirement – also referred to as the detention bed mandate – has been interpreted as requiring ICE to maintain an average daily population of approximately 34,000 individuals in detention. 

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