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Immigration Detention Facility near empty in California

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Government pays for empty beds at immigrant detention facilities

California Immigration Lawyer

A private detention facility 
In Adelanto, California, which has space for 2,000 migrants facing deportation is now nearly empty.
The government pays for about 1,455 beds a day at Adelanto,
Yet this fiscal year the facility reports an average daily population of 49 detainees.
The U.S. government pays for 30,000 immigration detention beds available across four dozen facilities in the country,
But this fiscal year, only half on average have been occupied.
Due to the pandemic, immigration detention facilities have been underutilized because detainees had to be spaced out to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Immigrant advocates argue that the pandemic is proof that the U.S. does not need to detain immigrants as much as authorities claim.