The Agenda: Charleston jail housing ICE detainees seeking asylum; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio watches Cougars in CAA tourney

Cougars play again tonight against Northeastern


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Since December, 400 asylum seekers from the Southern border have been held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. The asylum seekers entered the country legally and are being held until they can go through immigration proceedings. The county is reimbursed $55 per day for each ICE inmate held at the facility. Source: P&C

This week is severe weather week, and the S.C. Emergency Management Division and National Weather Service are reminding people of the dangers of tornadoes and flooding. Source: AP

The Statehouse is expected to start debating the budget this week, including whether the $61 million windfall from the lottery winner will go towards a rebate for taxpayers. Source: AP

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio watched the College of Charleston Cougars trounce the Drexel Dragons, 73-61. CofC takes on Northeastern in the semifinal tonight at North Charleston Coliseum. Source: Twitter

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