President ’s ongoing crackdown on has hit a grim new milestone. An and Customs Enforcement official told BuzzFeed on Monday that the agency had ; as the outlet noted, this is the largest number of ICE detainees in the agency’s history. 

Kevin Landy, who served as head of ICE’s Office of Detention Policy and Planning during the Obama administration, told BuzzFeed: “This is an avoidable humanitarian crisis manufactured by the Trump administration’s harsh policies, which are driven by the president’s extreme rhetoric and distorted assessments of the migrant population.”

52,000 people. This is a new record. ICE imprisoning a record number of migrants.

No one should be imprisoned for seeking asylum.

— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS)

Less than three

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