U.S. presidential hopeful Booker vows to 'virtually eliminate immigrant detention'

U.S. presidential hopeful Booker vows to 'virtually eliminate immigrant detention'As president, Booker, a U.S. senator from New Jersey, plans to phase out contracts with private prison operators, shut down facilities that do not meet high standards of care, and reform the bond system in immigration court by prioritizing liberty for immigrants rather than detention. Booker, 50, is among some two dozen Democrats seeking the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. President Donald Trump in next year’s election.



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