Adelanto houses nearly 2,000 immigration adult detainees.
(Sacramento)- Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) toured the Adelanto Detention Facility this past Friday, December 16, 2016. Adelanto has the capacity to house approximately 2,000 federal immigration adult detainees and currently houses 1,742 detainees. The facility houses adult males, females and does not house children. The Federal Government has a memorandum regarding “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants” which establishes policies for enforcement, detention, and removal of detainees at detention facilities. Trump’s administration has the power to change and expand the priorities outlined in the memorandum.
“President–elect Trump has repeatedly voiced his threat to deport as many as 3 million immigrants. We must act to ensure the Trump administration does not cast a wider net to purge the United States of its immigrant communities,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine. “Immigration law is largely within the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. California has the power to protect immigrants. I will continue to author legislation and pursue policies that advocate for the fair treatment of all immigrants.”