Obama administration responds to immigrant surge by ramping up detention and deportations

In response to a growing immigration crisis that has drawn intense scorn from Republicans in border states, the Obama administration plans to ramp up detention of Central America migrants trying to cross into the US, and speed up the deportation process once they’ve been caught. Many aren’t even trying to be sneaky about it, instead turning themselves in and letting US immigration policy roll the dice to determine their future. According to The New York Times, the Department of Homeland Security is “rushing” to open up new detention centers capable of holding families with young children along the southwest border.

DHS also plans to increase the use of tracking devices like ankle bracelets to monitor migrants that have temporarily been…

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