Trump Plans Massive Increase In Federal Immigration Jails, Report

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.


LetThemEatRand Red-Pill Girl Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:40 Permalink

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.

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LetThemEatRand Bes Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:36 Permalink

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. 

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Implied Violins BandGap Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:58 Permalink

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.

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johnwburns Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:04 Permalink

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.  

Dun_Dulind Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:06 Permalink

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 Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:05 Permalink

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 Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:06 Permalink

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 Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:23 Permalink

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 Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:08 Permalink

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.

ebworthen Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:14 Permalink

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.

PitBullsRule Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:21 Permalink

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.

MK ULTRA Alpha Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:35 Permalink

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.