CAIR Coalition Joins 250+ Groups Calling on DHS to Halt Expansion of Immigration Detention System

May 09, 2017

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.
Click here to read the letter addressed to Secretary John Kelly, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.