Immigration Newsletter

Thursday, May 23, 2013

State of Initial ICE Custody, November-December 2012

State of Initial ICE Custody, November-December 2012

Am I reading this correctly? This chart says that ICE NH detained 91 persons in Nov.- Dec. as compared with 324 for MA and RI (you will note that RI says zero - but I believe that is because RI persons usually enter ICE custody in MA).

So that means almost one third the immigration detentions in a state that has nowhere near the immigrant population (not to mention general population) of its southern neighbors. How exactly does that work? This number is about 8 times the average of Maine and Vermont.

What it means is:  NH ICE is 1. Keeping busy, and 2. detaining too many people who would be released on personal recognizance or bond in other jurisdictions.