Biden’s border policies proving a union headache in California

Labor unions strongly oppose President Joe Biden‘s potential closure of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement intake facility in California, foreshadowing a looming problem for the president heading toward the 2024 election.

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center, which is operated by the private GEO Group under a Department of Homeland Security contract that expires in February, can house nearly 2,000 immigrants but has remained virtually empty following a coronavirus outbreak in 2020. As of late 2023, the facility housed just six immigrants, and a September 2020 Department of Justice COVID-19 order continues to prevent the facility from admitting any new immigrants despite Biden’s ending of the COVID-19 emergency declaration in May of 2023.

And now, the Teamsters and the National Federation of Federal Employees are both petitioning the president and congressional lawmakers in letters, obtained by the Washington
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