ICE hiring private company to help move asylum seekers to shelters

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UPDATED 11:15 AM PT – Sat. May 18, 2019

The Trump administration is looking to hire a private contractor to help re-distribute asylum seekers to holding centers across the U.S. as their claims are processed.

FILE – In this April 5, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

According to a document released by the agency this week, the contractor will be responsible for transporting roughly 225,000 unaccompanied minors and migrant families over the course of five-years.

Officials said the plan will help alleviate over-crowded holding centers at points of entry along the southern border.

This comes the same week that the president rolled out his highly anticipated merit-based immigration reform proposal.

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