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ICE’s Expansion of Family Detention Expansion is Inhumane, Inappropriate and Costly

Many of the women and children in ICE's new detention facilities are asylum seekers who are traumatized and fleeing violence and abuse in their home countries. Rather than invest hundreds of millions of dollars in new facilities to arbitrarily detain families, the Administration should consider alternatives to detention that better serve the mental and physical wellbeing of vulnerable families that have fled from some of the most dangerous parts of the world in search of safety.