Capitol Hill Forum Criticizes Family Detention Centers

Capitol Hill Forum Criticizes Family Detention Centers

Criticism of family detention centers in the U.S. increase as a result of a Capitol Hill forum held yesterday by members of Congress. Experts, former detainees, and a former detention center employee were present at the forum.

Former detainees recounted horrific living conditions from their experience living in one of the country’s three detention centers, claiming instances of abuse and neglect of the health and well-being of detained women and children. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, however, defend the detention centers as humane, and equipped with medical and educational services. Regardless of claims made by ICE about the quality of these centers, Homeland Security has increased the capacity of Pennsylvania’s detention center from 95 beds to 3,700 in response to an expected increase in families crossing the border illegally.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus and Democrats from the White House Judiciary Committee hosted yesterday’s forum, and are increasing criticism against these detention centers. More and more these critics are calling for the Obama administration to end immigrant family detention.

1 comment

  • mp3juice says:

    Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a great article… but what can I say… I hesitate a
    lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

  • Leave a comment

    Want to express your opinion?
    Leave a reply!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *