Hudson County, New Jersey, Agrees to Detain Immigrants for ICE Until 2020 for over $60 Million
Yesterday, the Freeholders of Hudson County, New Jersey, approved a resolution that renews a contract with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to house immigrant detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, New Jersey. The contract was extended for 2 years until December 31, 2020, with an option for County Freeholders to further extend the immigration detention agreement with ICE beyond 2020. Under the agreement, ICE pays Hudson County $120 per day, per immigrant detainee. The contract is estimated to generate over $30 million in additional revenue each year.