U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is transferring some 1,600 detainees to federal prisons, an ICE spokeswoman said Thursday.

The detainees will be split between five prisons, with one in Victorville, Calif. taking in 1,000 people, the spokeswoman, Danielle Bennett said in a statement.

Bennett that the decision is was made in an effort to “meet the demand for additional immigration detention space, both long and short term.”

 

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