The Associated Press has published the results of an investigation into the state of immigrant detention in the United States.
Among their findings:
– A U.S. detainee population of exactly 32,000 on the evening of Jan. 25.
– 18,690 immigrants had no criminal conviction, not even for illegal entry or low-level crimes like trespassing.
– Nearly 10,000 had been in custody longer than 31 days.