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Mocking Humane Immigration Detention Standards

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 entitled “Holiday on ICE,” the hearing
reflects Chairman Lamar Smith’s allegation that the new standards—which
set minimum requirements for medical care, access to counsel, and other
living conditions—are a “hospitality guideline
for detained immigrants. Roughly 34,000 immigrants, including