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ICE opens 400-bed immigrant detention center near Bakersfield
ICE opens 400-bed immigrant detention center near Bakersfield

The federal government has begun transferring immigrants facing deportation to a new, 400-bed detention center in Bakersfield. The facility, a former prison, will house immigrants who were taken into custody in the Central Valley as well as some long-term detainees who have been held in other parts of the state, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this post said that the new detention center was located in McFarland, Calif. It is in Bakersfield. ------------ Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for ICE, said the agency has needed bed space in the region since a previous...

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