Immigration adding 8 agents to Colo. Springs |

Immigration adding 8 agents to Colo. Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ” Under pressure to crack down on illegal immigrants, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is expanding its Colorado Springs office from two agents to 10.

The Gazette reported that Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said the additional staff will cost about $1 million a year, and will come on board next month.

It remained unclear where the additional illegal immigrants likely to be detained will be housed. The El Paso County Jail is already so overcrowded some inmates sleep outside in tents.

Lamborn said the focus of the new agents will be illegal immigrants who have committed crimes.

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