White House planning to use federal prisons to house suspected illegal immigrants

The Telegraph -

The Telegraph—Immigrants arrested by the US government will be put into federal prisons while their cases are being considered, under new plans confirmed on Thursday.

US Democrats blast use of federal prisons to house detained immigrants. Democratic lawmakers blasted the Trump administration on Friday over its decision to temporarily transfer hundreds of detained immigrants into five federal prisons, calling the practice inhumane and un-American. Reuters reported on Thursday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has entered into a 120-day agreement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the U.S. Marshals Service to house 1,600 people waiting for immigration hearings. “The depth of this administration’s...