Posted on June 24, 2014

Homeland Security Seeks Thousands of Pairs of Underwear for Detained Immigrants

CBS Houston, June 24, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to fulfill an order for thousands of pairs of men’s underwear–with hundreds of the requested men’s briefs in the 5X and 6X-large sizes.

A solicitation posted earlier this month by the Immigration & Customs Enforcement office seeks thousands of “White 100% Cotton Men’s Briefs” ranging from mediums to hundreds of 6X-large pairs of the underwear.

ICE facilities have seen a recent influx of detained immigrants awaiting deportation, during which time, the detention facilities require such basic items for the detained aliens, Breitbart reported. The ICE orders for the underwear are not unusual for the immigration detention facilities, according to ICE officials.


The solicitation placed through Federal Business Opportunities cites that the large order–and large underwear–are bound for El Paso, Texas.

But such clothing orders may likely be needed in similar alien detention facilities across the southwestern U.S.