Intergovernmental Support Agreement Template

An intergovernmental services agreement, also known as IGSA, is an agreement between the Department of Immigration and Customs of the Department of Homeland Security and a county or local jail to detain immigrants. Under these contracts, ICE pays prisons a daily fee for each prisoner they hold. Data obtained from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center shows that the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California, for example, held about 500 people for ICE and received $118 per person per day, which brought in about $59,000 per day. Igasa`s contracts were reviewed because they would have allowed for poor and even uncertain conditions with little oversight. A report from the Inspector General`s DHS Office noted that „ICE does not adequately hold prison contractors accountable for failing to meet performance standards“ and that „ICE does not systematically include its quality assurance monitoring plan in institutional contracts.“ The IGSA creates „contracts“ between ICE and local prisons that are willing to have „administrative detainees.“ These prisoners are immigrants who have not been charged with criminal offences. They are detained while they go through the immigration hearing process and until they receive a final decision from an immigration court on whether to stay in the United States. .

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