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The number of undocumented immigrants in detention centers has increased by more than 50% since Biden took office

A Texas construction worker who’s been locked up for 11 months is one of an increasing number of undocumented immigrants detained since Biden took office — despite the president’s instructions to prioritize more dangerous immigrants.

Guadalupe Martinez, 33, and her children Ashley, 9, and Kevin, 13 have been without her husband for 11 months. He has been held in an immigration detention center the past 11 months.

Biden gives guidance, agents have discretion

“I have my whole life here”

Juan Reyna, his wife Guadalupe Martinez and their children, Ashley and Kevin, pose for a photo in December 2020 in San Antonio.

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