"The Obama administration announced plans Thursday to overhaul the nation's much-criticized immigration detention system by strengthening federal oversight and centralizing a 32,000-bed system now scattered throughout 350 local jails, state prisons and contract facilities, officials said. . . . The moves mark a repudiation of the immigration policies of President George W. Bush. Beginning after the 2001 terrorist attacks and accelerating as Washington took a "get-tough" approach to illegal immigration, ICE's detention system exploded in a multibillion-dollar build-up, more than tripling in size over the past decade as the federal government geared up deportations."
We had a "get-tough" approach to illegal immigration? That's news to me.