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    US Transfers Hundreds of Immigrant Detainees to Federal Prisons

    In an unprecedented move, 1,600 people detained by ICE officials will be placed in five federal prisons — reportedly a temporary solution to a lack of housing facilities. The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance stance on immigration includes much-criticized policies like family separation, the subject of an OZY special briefing. It’s also created a huge influx of detainees as ICE has stepped up raids targeting nonviolent immigrants who were previously left alone. Immigration advocates worry that a prison setting will make detainees, including asylum-seekers, even more vulnerable.

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