As DHS Braces for Even Greater Surges of Illegal Immigration, ICE Requests Fewer Detention Beds

If you’re running the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and you’re coming off a record-setting month for migrants attempting to enter the country illegally, and anticipating that those numbers could double in the coming months, what do you do? Well, if you are Alejandro Mayorkas, you send one of your deputies to Capitol Hill to ask for 26 percent fewer detention beds to hold them…of course!

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.

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