Why ‘Detention Beds’ Complicate U.S. Border Debate

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First came the wall. Then U.S. leaders trying to avert another government shutdown got hung up on beds. At issue was how many people can be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency in charge of carrying out President Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants. A late deal by lawmakers may have bridged the impasse, reducing the risk that funding for some federal departments — including the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE — would once again lapse.


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