Number of Immigrants Held in Detention Under Biden Reaches 26,222 in June 2021

After months of steady decline, the number of people held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention is on the rise. Since the beginning of May, the downward trend in immigrant detention numbers has turned around and headed upward again. On June 24, 2021*, the number of people held in detention reached 26,222, the highest since June of 2020 over a year ago.

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Austin Kocher, PhD

I study America’s immigration enforcement system. Assistant Professor at TRAC. Graduate of OSU Geography. Online at