TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 10, 2018
The number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in the Knox County jail increased 300 percent in August after a new county-federal contract took effect Aug. 1, Knoxnews reports. The contract pays the county $67 per ICE detainee per day, where previously, there was no payment. Proponents of the changes say the new agreement will speed up the deportation process and help cover the costs, while immigrant activists are concerned the agreement provides financial incentives for immigration crackdowns.