Friday, June 8th, 2018

Is the BTC a ‘Model’ Immigration Jail?

"In the wake of the introduction of
the U.S. Senate immigration reform bill, AI Justice is releasing a new
report
that makes the case for urgently needed reform of the nation's
immigration detention practices. The report, Broward
Transitional Center: A 'Model' for Civil Detention
, notes the
dehumanization of the center's detainees, who have no criminal record or only
minor offenses such as traffic tickets.  The BTC report features the cases of numerous detainees
with no criminal or minimal criminal history needlessly subjected to abuse.
"Mercedes," for example, told a BTC deportation officer she was scared
to return to her homeland