Due to automatic spending cuts to take effect on Friday, the federal agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released 2,228 of illegal immigrants held in detention centers throughout the country.
Detainees were released from centers located in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York.
Officials claimed the high cost of detaining immigrants was impractical in the face of spending cuts to the agency. The cost of detaining an individual for one day is between $122 and $164, according to the National Immigration Forum.
The cases against the immigrants are still pending, and the detainees remain on supervised release.Contact ArborYpsi Law at 734-883-9584 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with attorney Sam Bernstein.