Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Statement from ICE about sequestration and detention
"As fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing resolution and possible , ICE has reviewed its detained population to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget. Over the last week, ICE has reviewed several hundred cases and placed these individuals on methods of supervision less costly than detention. All of these individuals remain in removal proceedings. Priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety."