Immigrant detainees begin arriving at the federal prison in Victorville

Busloads of immigration detainees arrive Friday at the federal prison facility in Victorville.
Busloads of immigration detainees arrive Friday at the federal prison facility in Victorville.
Libby Denkmann / KPCC

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement began placing immigrants detained while crossing the border in federal prisons on Friday, marking the most wide-scale use of such facilities to house immigrants.

More than 1,600 federal prison beds will be used under this plan. The most, 1,000, are located in a prison facility in Victorville.

KPCC's Libby Denkmann reported from outside that prison:

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