The President follows through again, this time on the expansion of immigrant detention centers.
The GEO Group, a private prison company, has won a BIG contract this Thursday in the form of a $110-million federal contract to build the FIRST new immigrant detention center built under the Trump administration.
The IDC is to be fitted as a 1,000-bed detention facility and will be located in Conroe, just north of Houston. The IDC is slated to be opened by the end of next year. The new IDC coincides with the President’s crackdown on illegal immigration and is another major win for the Trump administration.
Currently, ICE has detained over 41,000 illegals.
The agency has also identified an additional 21,000 unused beds that it plans to use for detention, according to a memo reported Wednesday by the Washington Post. That memo notes that “ICE will be unable to secure additional detention capacity until funding has been identified.”
GEO, ICE’s second-largest private prison contractor, has approximately 3,000 empty beds nationwide, according to a February investor call.
The President has told ICE to detain any and all individuals who are suspected of violating the U.S.’s immigration laws. In summation: more winning.