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ICE:This agency now has 52,398 migrants in custody, a new record

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Texas border agents say 5,500 migrants a day are illegally entering US closeVideoWhen President Trump took office, he promised to end .catch and release.. Migrants believed him as apprehensions in April 2017 fell to a record low ...
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“ICE requested funding for 52,000 detention beds; Congress only agreed to fund an average of 45,000 beds till the end of September,” Huffington Post reports. Trump has the authority to expand the number of beds by transferring money to ICE from other security programs. “This record continues ICE’s now historical habit of ignoring congressional limitations on its budget and unilaterally increasing its detention bedspace,” Migration Policy Institute analyst Sarah Pierce said. “This should raise red flags in Congress. This is a threat to Congress’s power of the purse.”

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