Immigrant Population On The Rise At Calhoun County Jail
The Calhoun County jail has seen an increase in the number of immigrants facing deportation, particularly from mothers without criminal histories. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the number of people jailed from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has doubled from 98 immigrants in 2015 to 220, this year. Mothers living in the country illegally with clean records were not immune from deportation in the past. Reportedly, authorities are now much less likely to take family relationships under consideration.