In President Trump's first 100 days in office, federal immigration agents have arrested 41,318 people on immigration charges, acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan announced in a press release on Wednesday. That's a 38 percent increase from the same period last year, the result of the broadened scope of who can be targeted for immigration violations.
It's unclear how many of those 41,000 have already been deported, but we do know that it's likely that the majority of them have had to spend some time in immigration detention. And as we've been reporting this week, the conditions and services that they might find in both the privately run and federally run facilities, which are designed for short term stays, often do not meet the needs of the detainees.
Only 14 percent of detainees have lawyers, a number that's likely going to decrease as the Trump administration expands the number of detainees.
The problems also extend to healthcare. One facility in California, the Adelanto Detention Center, which is run by the private prison company the GEO Group, reported two deaths in March and April of this year alone.