Interactive: The Cost of Jailing Undocumented Immigrants

Reports from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards show that Texas county jails spent more than $156.6 million housing more than 131,000 undocumented immigrants with federal detainers between October 2011 and September 2013.

A state law passed in 2011 requires Texas jails to report monthly estimates of the cost of housing undocumented immigrants. The table below shows an aggregation of the costs reported each month between October 2011 and September 2013 as well as the total number of undocumented immigrants housed and the number of days county jails housed undocumented immigrants. Each row in the table corresponds to a county jail, and jail names that include "P" represent privately operated jails. The lines indicate the different totals for each month.

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County Jail Inmates Housed Days Housed Cost