Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition joins over 250+ immigrant and civil rights groups in opposing the proposed expansion of the immigration detention system and elimination of minimal detention conditions standards. In this letter, we urge DHS to:
1. Halt any expansion of immigration detention capacity and instead examine further ways to reduce current detention capacity in favor of wide-ranging, effective, and cost saving alternatives to detention.
2. Ensure accountability for the health, safety and due process rights of those ICE detains by at minimum implementing current Performance-Based National Detention Standards in all detention facilities and ensuring robust oversight of immigration detention.
to read the letter addressed to Secretary John Kelly, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.