To understand how thousands of children were separated from their families under the Trump administration, we need take a look at what has happened through the years.
What Can You Do?
Join us on Sunday, June 9 for a protest in Washington, D.C. called “Where are the Children.” During the demonstration, children’s pajamas will be hung on huge clotheslines to symbolize just how many children have been separated from their families.
Data on People in Immigration Detention Centers (2015-2019)
Average Daily Population in Immigrant Detention Centers (2015-2018) with Current Population as of May 2019
Detention Centers in MD
There are more than 200 detention centers in the United States and three of them are in Maryland at Frederick County Detention Center, Howard County Detention Center, and Worcester County Jail. The capacity at all these detention centers is as needed. ICE is now seeking bids to contract for another detention center within 50 miles of Baltimore with a 600 to 800 bed capacity. That would mean the capacity of this new detention jail is more than double the number of people we are currently detaining in Maryland. Please continue fighting for the rights of immigrants and come to the “Where are the Children” protest this Sunday in Washington DC.
US Courts. Flores vs Lynch. https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2016/07/06/15-56434.pdf.
“Detention Map & Statistics.” Freedom for Immigrants, www.freedomforimmigrants.org/detention-statistics.
Lind, Dara. “Congress's Deal on Immigration Detention, Explained.” Vox, Vox, 12 Feb. 2019, www.vox.com/2019/2/12/18220323/immigration-detention-beds-congress-cap.