Biden to extend contract for controversial ICE jail after pressure from unions

The Biden administration will extend a contract for a controversial, privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement jail in the face of mounting pressure from unions to keep the facility open.

Both Teamsters International and the National Federation of Federal Employees have lobbied lawmakers and President Joe Biden directly in recent weeks not to close the Adelanto ICE Processing Center after the current contract expires in February, as urged by Democratic lawmakers and immigration activists.

The jail, operated by the private GEO Group since 2011, can house roughly 2,000 migrants, but a COVID-era Department of Justice order had left the facility virtually empty since September of 2020, despite President Joe Biden’s formal ending of the coronavirus emergency declaration in the spring of 2023. Adelanto closed last year housing just six migrants in total.

ICE spokesperson Jenny Burke confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland
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