Detention payments covering budget shortfalls

Some cities and counties are housing immigrant detainees in local jails and are receiving federal funds for their services. In many cases, local governments are profiting from the arrangement and are using revenues to cover budget shortfalls. Some advocates criticize the program, arguing that, among other issues, local jails may not be following federal detention standards.

The Los Angeles Times reports cities in Southern California have found immigration detention to be a source of income. Read their story here.

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