Some hotels are renting rooms from the Donald Trump government. The reason? Stop undocumented immigrants temporarily while federal authorities decide what to do with it: release them, send them to a detention center or release them.
The Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency in charge of deportations, told Univision News that one of its priorities is "to ensure that there are enough beds available to meet the current demand for detention spaces."
"It is crucial to the success of our mission", added the agency, which operates under the command of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The explanation was requested by Univision News after knowing that some hotel companies house detained immigrants, even after some convicted in July that they would not allow the use of their facilities as emergency detention centers.
The CNN chain reported Tuesday that at least seven companies issued statements in July opposing the detention of immigrants in their hotels following protests from clients and activists. At that time the government announced a wave of raids nationwide to arrest and deport thousands of immigrants, mainly with criminal records and deportation orders.