Trump Plans Massive Increase In Federal Immigration Jails, Report

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Following a 43% year over year surge in illegal immigrant arrests between January 22, 2017 and September 9, 2017, the USA Today is reporting that the Trump administration is quietly reaching out to private prison operators with requests to house some 4,000 detainees of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).

The Trump administration is planning an increase in federal immigration jails across the country for the thousands of additional undocumented immigrants its agents are arresting.


In recent weeks, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has put out requests to identify privately-run jail sites in Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Salt Lake City and southern Texas, according to notices published on a federal contracting website. It did not publicly announce its plans to house 4,000 more detainees at the facilities.


The detention expansion would represent the latest step in President Trump's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

And here is an example of one Request for Information posted to for an "existing, renovation or new construction" facility in South Texas.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to identify one or more facilities (existing, renovation, or new construction) to be turnkey ready and able to provide housing, medical care, guard services, meals, and the day to day needs for approximately 1000 ICE adult male and adult female detainees within 50 ground-commute miles of Interstate 35. If utilizing multiple facilities, there may be no less than 200 beds per facility. The preference is for facilities to be dedicated for ICE detainees exclusively, but shared facilities may be considered. ICE anticipates issuing a single award, indefinite delivery - indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for this requirement.


This RFI is issued to identify potential sources that can provide the physical structure, equipment, personnel, and vehicles in a properly staffed and secure environment under the authority of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. The intent of this RFI is to obtain market information in accordance with FAR 15.201(e) for planning purposes and to determine appropriate strategies to meet the Agency's requirements. If the results of market research and other factors indicate that it is in the Government's best interest, ICE may release Requests for Proposals (RFP) for these potential requirements in the near future. However, this RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment to an RFP in the future. Responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are advised that the Government will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this announcement and information submitted in response to this RFI will not be returned.


Currently, ICE houses anywhere between 31,000 and 41,000 detainees each day in federal prisons, privately-operated facilities and local jails.

Of course, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies said it's by no means a coincidence that 4 out of the 5 cities identified by the Trump administration for new detention facilities are in so-called "santuary cities" where local police forces have been instructed to not cooperate with federal ICE agents.

Trump supporters say the new jails are necessary to tackle an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.


Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, which backs Trump's immigration enforcement, noted that four of the cities identified for new jails — Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul and Salt Lake City — are all "sanctuary cities."


One of the core disputes is that some cities refuse to detain undocumented immigrants in their local jails for federal immigration agents.


"ICE cannot rely on local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with them in holding deportable criminal aliens, so they have to acquire their own space that they control," Vaughan said. "This is very encouraging."


ICE still has a long way to go before it can open any facilities. The notices invite private companies to provide information on possible locations, and whether it would be necessary to build new facilities or renovate existing ones.

Meanwhile, reports of the new facilities was welcome news to shareholders of GEO Group, one of the largest private pension operators in the country, which has rallied over 60% since Trump's election and is one of the most likely recipients of any new awards.

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idontcare's picture

Finally GEO might finally get a decent bump.  

Bes's picture

good thing trump is focusing on the gardners, cooks, and painters

because we know that they

are a way bigger threat than the banksters, oligarchs, MIC, police/prison state, FED, and zionism combined


trump always playing for an easy political win on the margins

fucking pathetic



ACP's picture

A few giant Arpaio-esque tent cities in Santa Clara should do the trick.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Mexico will pay for the prisons too.  

Red-Pill Girl's picture

Mexico will pay in kind.

Human kind ... as stored merchandise in those prisons.

LetThemEatRand's picture

You should change your name to "Red-Team-Pill Girl."  Just cut off all government benefits and subsidies to illegal immigrants and the problem solves itself.   Enforce real penalties for employing them.  It's so simple it's ridiculous, yet we need to build more prisons (at taxpayer expense) to house them instead?  We can find them to imprison, but not to send back across the border or at least identify them for cutting off benefits?  It costs tens of thousands a year to house a prisoner, not to mention the cost of building the new prisons.  Why the fuck should we all have to pay for that?  You want to front the cost until Trump makes Mexico pay?  I want to know.

Manthong's picture



We have thousands of acre-feet of salt caverns available for cross-border migrants.

It could be a Matrix-Zion Paradise.

..just need a little salsa tint to the music




Oh Lord.. please take these evil thoughts out of my mind.


LetThemEatRand's picture

Private prisons by and for Chauncey Gardner.  "In recent weeks, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has put out requests to identify privately-run jail sites in Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Salt Lake City and southern Texas, according to notices published on a federal contracting website."

If a Blue Team candidate were gearing up private prisons for thousands of new "guests"....

The more things change.


techpriest's picture

Would it make a difference if they were new federal prisons?

JibjeResearch's picture

You are too hard on the redhead...., the banksters are too sophisticated...., those cherry pickers are less frustrating lolz eheheh... 

Rakksan's picture

Are you promoting class divide???

BandGap's picture

Three fucking squares a day, hot shower and a place to sit and watch PBS. What a deal.

Juggernaut x2's picture

How many billions a year do us taxpayers shovel into this bottomless pit?

LetThemEatRand's picture

It's not a bottomless pit.  There are plenty of crony capitalists who will receive that money and hire guards and such, and probably Mexicans to build the beautiful new jails on the down low.  Job creation, the American way -- building private prisons with tax dollars.  Infrastructure.  MAGA.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Your socialist paradises of the recent past used slave labor extensively.   

LetThemEatRand's picture

So your point is that the thing you are against is good if it's done in the name of [crony] capitalism?  Is that like Trump sucks but Hillary is worse so go Trump?  I'll take what's behind door number three, even if it's a donkey with a warm beer.

TBT or not TBT's picture

We're not relitigating Hillary's loss of the recent election are we LTER?   Trump is POTUS.  

LetThemEatRand's picture

If it makes you feel better to say that I'm supporting Hillary rather than adressing Trump's failings, go for it TBT.   I forgot the rules that if you think Trump is a failure and a fraud, you must also think Hillary should have won.

Implied Violins's picture

Is this really going to be a good thing, though?

I agree the true immigrants need to be vetted, but with all the disasters going on right now, how many people are there without homes that are natural citizens?

If this shit keeps on with all the fires/hurricans/earthquakes, isn't this just FEMA camps for US citizens?

Anyway, this is yet something else to keep an eye on, as I don't trust a single iota of ANY of it.

Cynicles II's picture

They would get a far superior deal if they lived in (dystopian) sanctuary state CA, outside of the detention system.

JibjeResearch's picture

Our jail system is good and kind..., prisoners from the MiddleEast voluneer to be jailed in America...

Hurry..... our country is awesome .....


Juggernaut x2's picture

Catch them, put them on a plane, fly them over whatever country they are from and parachute them back in.

Cynicles II's picture
"increase in federal immigration jails across the country..."
Cannot use the prep'd FEMA areas, they may be needed...
johnwburns's picture

Quanset huts along the border in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Bake until golden brown. The Asians and Africans just airdrop into Okefenokee and other selected swamps.  

freedom1798's picture

No, I don't want the swamps polluted, although I guess the alligators will take care of them

Dun_Dulind's picture

Sherriff Joe had the right idea - tent cities in the desert.  Provide 3 basic meals, shelter, and that's it. Hell, even through a few of those cheapo FEMA trailers in there with some AC and a library of books for entertainment... all in English.

bshirley1968's picture

Fuck private prisons and fuck this idea.

We don't need to be housing these people.   They need a one way bus ride.  Buy a bus, Trump.   We know you want to build something and pad some of your buddy's pockets,  but use some surplus military trucks and haul their asses back across the border.

pawn's picture

Are we talking strictly a Hispanic round up? I think, could be wrong, could b coming from the east as well europe russia etc sa.

Lost in translation's picture

In CA, the Mexican invasion is pronounced.

The Communist Chinese invasion is worse.

Lost in translation's picture

The time when America “needed” immigrants has long since passed.

Legal immigration is doing far more harm than illegal; unless BOTH are forcefully halted, the United States will collapse under the crushing weight of Third World gimmedats/FSA.

Walls are anachronistic and unnecessary - cut the social welfare magnets that entice them, string their employers up by the neck from streetlights via piano wire. Start with Bill Gates.

End the invasion of America, or the invasion ends America.

Real simple.

freedom1798's picture

I think we should just put them on a bus, drop them off at Tijuana, and let the mexican authorities sort it out.  Start with Home Depot parking lots.

Lost in translation's picture

Raid San Gabriel, San Marino, Alhambra, Arcadia, Rowland Heights, Walnut, and Irvine.

Round up the Communist Chinese.

hawaiian waverider's picture

Irvine?  You may have never been to OC.  Santa Ana my friend.  

ebworthen's picture

Report in the local news tonight, Intermountain West, about DHS looking for land to build holding prison.

Lock 'em up, ship 'em out!

My kids need jobs too.

fulliautomatix's picture

The idea seems to be lock 'em up and use them as slaves.

gotta say #winning

ebworthen's picture

No, get them OUT; they are already slaves as "undocumented".

fulliautomatix's picture

I agree with your solution - I'm just saying that it won't happen. You don't build develop real estate and then not use it for something.

PitBullsRule's picture

Here's a little tid bit of information, it costs a lot to house, feed, bathe, supply medical care, and provide security to a person.  In fact I charge about 70 bucks a day just to provide a couple of those services to 2 people.  

So before you get all giddy about what a good deal this is, just imagine how much you'll pay to give all those Mexicans a clean bed, a shower, 3 meals, health care, toiletries, television, air conditioning, and probably communication.  

I think Mexico can provide more immigrants than you can provide housing.  

You may want to re-think this deplorables.

Lost in translation's picture


.50 cal ball ammo on the border and piano wire for Gates/Bezos/Schmidt/Zuckercuck are much more cost effective.

J Mahoney's picture

Agree with you--did you know a lot of Christmas junk is made in China prisons by inmates. I know a few Asian couples and they wont buy any trinket type crap without washing it off with a Lysol wipe when they get it home (their prisons are disease ridden and basically where transplant organs originate)

Disgruntled Goat's picture

Maybe we can just fucking shoot them then.

J Mahoney's picture

Yah Baby! Then have prison work crews work on the wall--kinda the same as having Mexico pay for the wall.

Seasmoke's picture

Anyone find Jesus Campo yet ???

LetThemEatRand's picture

Didn't you hear?  He died in a skydiving accident wearing an Elvis jumpsuit.  Left a note saying he's sorry he screwed up the FBI story because he was drunk.

SpasticGramps's picture

Expanding the Great American Gulag. Fucking great.

DaiRR's picture

Tent city prisons should do the trick.  Anything more is a waste.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I believe it was Jamie Dimon who said "your waste is my Lear Jet."   Or "that's why I'm richer than you," or something like that.  Either way, he said it while wearing Presidential cuff links.

MK ULTRA Alpha's picture

11 million is an old number. Before federal estimate was 5 million. Real number is closer to 30 million including visa over stay and federal government is unable to track visa over stay. DREAMER and refugees was Obama trying to bring in more anti-American anti-white. Obama and democrat, NY and California are anti-white, anti-American cultural war. That's what it is all about, a race war against whites. Cultural war or otherwise and we're not allowed to even tell it like it is. Any white telling it like it is, is labeled a neo-Nazi even by crooked FBI. Remember in march Mexican woman said someone must die, and this is only way to change America, it means the Mexicans and others are willing to kill whites, get it, come here illegally take our land, take our country and Federal government seeded with communist and ethnics work with them and if we say no, then we must be killed by our own government.