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Report: ICE Planning to Close California Facility That Could Hold 2,000 Illegal Immigrants

Report: ICE Planning to Close California Facility That Could Hold 2,000 Illegal Immigrants

Yes, let’s close a facility right now as the border sees thousands of illegal immigrants crossing every day.

Fox News found out that ICE will likely close a facility in Adelanto, CA, that could hold 2,000 illegal immigrants.

Adelanto, CA, is located in the 23rd District. It occupies San Bernardino County and is mostly in the Mojave Desert.

The center is 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

The facility has remained mostly empty since the COVID pandemic:

ICE was blocked by a September 2020 court order from sending more detainees to the privately-operated facility after a lawsuit demanding fewer detainees due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was then near its peak.

But that order is still in place, despite the COVID-19 emergency declaration having ended earlier this year and similar facilities — including in the area — having expanded capacity. While able to house nearly 2,000 detainees, only a handful of immigrants live there.

ICE won’t confirm the information Fox received from sources:

“As part of routine strategic operational planning, ICE continually assesses various factors when contemplating whether to enter new contracts for facilities or terminate existing facility contracts. Discussions with detention providers, including state and local partners, are critical to ICE’s custody management mission and occur on a regular basis,” aspokesperson said.

“Significant agency changes/updates are publicly announced when operationalized. ICE continuously reviews and enhances civil detention operations to ensure noncitizens are treated humanely, protected from harm, provided appropriate medical and mental health care, and receive the rights and protections to which they are entitled,” they said. ” ICE takes its commitment to promoting safe, secure, humane environments for those in our custody very seriously.”

Rep. Jay Obernolt (R-CA) has led the charge since he discovered that ICE rarely uses the facility.

The news of the possible closure infuriated Obernolt:

“At a time when our communities are suffering historic levels of illegal immigrants overwhelming our social services safety nets and our local law enforcement authorities to the point that they have been forced to use taxpayer resources to hold them in hotels, prisons and other detention housing alternative, it is unacceptable that the Adelanto facility has been so underutilized,” he said in a letter this week.

The news comes a few days after the border patrol literally asked agents across the country to help virtually process the people crossing the southern border.

The massive surge at the southern border has led to the suspension of vehicle processing, the closing of checkpoints, and the pulling of personnel from entry points.

The Tucson Sector had over 2,800 illegal crossings on Monday. The number is not shocking because the sector averages 2,000 to 2,500 illegal crossings every day.

The surge is why sector Chief John Modlin announced a pause in the sector’s social media posts. He promised they would still post its Week in review.


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ThePrimordialOrderedPair | November 30, 2023 at 11:00 pm

The only facility that should be holding illegal aliens should be a bus.

This is an orchestrated invasion of America and Traitor Joe and everyone involved in this are traitors who need to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Those non-citizens involved are spies and enemies of the state and need to be liquidated abroad. This includes all of the NGOs and their principals facilitating this invasion. ALL OF THEM.

Hey, they’re “illegal aliens,” aren’t they?

Democrats already enjoy a permanent governing majority in California. So, I’m sure it’s just a ‘coincidence’ they’re trying to minimize the number of illegals who end up there.

Incidentally, in 1992 Republicans lost California for only the second time since 1952. Why did they lose California in 1992? That was the first year that any illegals granted amnesty by Reagan in the 1986 Amnesty Act were eligible to vote. Republicans have not even been competitive in the state since ’92 because by 1996, all those granted Amnesty in 1986 were eligible to vote.

If Democrats win next year, they’re going to do to Texas what they did to California.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to TargaGTS. | December 1, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Which brings up a point. Which party was the amnesty-granting president in?

      Signing the 1986 Amnesty Act was easily Reagan’s biggest mistake. To put it some context though, that bill was signed by Reagan on November 10th or 11th, just a few days after Republicans (and Reagan) suffered a shellacking in the Midterm elections. Reagan was also right in the middle of Iran-Contra, easily the weakest point in his entire tenure.

      He also laughably believed the BS Democrats promised about ‘securing the border.’

Does Mayor Adams know about this? Because he’s desperate for beds to stash his illegal aliens in.