Homeland Security revamps detention of undocumented

By Father Tom Joyce, CMF| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare

After the failure of comprehensive immigration legislation in 2006, which the Bush administration had supported, President Bush promised to enforce current law vigorously to assuage Republicans. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began to pursue the undocumented onto the factory floor, restaurant kitchens and janitorial closets in harsh raids. As a consequence, immigration detention centers filled up and new contracts were let to local and private prisons.