'Full Frontal' gives six-bedroom house to group that works with detained immigrants

TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is donating a six-bedroom house to El Refugio, a group that works with detained immigrants, Deadline reported.

The house will provide lodging for the families of detained immigrants when they visit their loved ones in the nearby Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., according to Deadline.

It will also house volunteer lawyers and interpreters working with immigrants detained at Stewart and other detention centers in the area.  

"Full Frontal" will disclose more details of the donation in its upcoming special show "Christmas on I.C.E.," a reference to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Deadline reported.


El Refugio has been operating out of a smaller rental house that contains bunk beds and one bathroom. Lumpkin has no hotel, meaning families who want to visit their relatives in Stewart Detention Center are left with no place to stay overnight, Deadline reported.

The donated house will reportedly contain 20 beds, a kitchen, two bathrooms and a large dining room table. 

“We are overwhelmed with humility and gratitude,” JoAnn Weiss, El Refugio's board chairwoman said in a statement.

“Thanks to the radical kindness and awesome generosity of Samantha Bee the production team at 'Full Frontal,' we will be able to do much more to alleviate the stress and expense families separated by I.C.E. experience when they visit their loved ones at Stewart," Weiss added.

Bee, who was formerly the longest-serving regular correspondent on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show," has been outspoken about her opposition to the Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies.

She was particularly vocal over the summer after reports emerged that President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE's "zero tolerance" immigration policy led to the separation of more than 2,000 children from their families at the Southern border.

Trump in June signed an executive order ending the family separation practice. Bee has continued to speak out Trump's policies and rhetoric on immigration. 

The Christmas special will air Wednesday at 10:30 EST on TBS.