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Report: 10,000 Immigrant Parents of U.S. Citizens Detained per Year in California

By Julie Small and Lisa Pickoff-White, KQED News Fix/The California Report

Many of the 65,000 immigrants detained on average in California every year are parents of U.S. citizens, according to a new report from an international human rights advocacy organization.

California courts and lockups are an integral part of immigration detention and deportation in the United States. The Golden State has the largest immigration court workload in the country. And the only other state to hold more detainees on any given day is Texas, according to data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix/The California Report.