AIC, Mar. 28, 2012 : House Hearing Makes Light of Necessary Detention Reform
Released on Wed, Mar 28, 2012
Washington D.C. - Today,
the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on new immigration
detention standards recently issued by Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE). Cynically...
"During the last decade, I’ve crisscrossed America visiting remote
immigration detention centers in more than half a dozen states. From New
Jersey to California, there are over 250 such facilities that house
almost 400,000 immigrants and asylum seekers on an annual basis -- all
"The flippant title of the hearing ["Holiday on ICE"] shows a blatant disregard for the more
than 110 people who have died in immigration custody since 2003. One of
them was my uncle Joseph, an 81-year-old throat cancer survivor who
spoke with an artificial voice box. He arrived...
Smith : "This hearing is entitled “ Holiday on ICE ” because ICE
has decided to upgrade accommodations for detained illegal and criminal
immigrants. While we would all like to be upgraded, we don’t have the
luxury of billing American taxpayers or making federal law enforcement...