Clarke Wants Safe Alternatives To Immigrant Detention Centers
Clarke wants safe alternatives to immigrant detention centers
By Nelson A. King
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Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has called on the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to consider offering community-based alternatives to overcrowded detention centers, claiming that they currently fail to protect the safety of Caribbean and other immigrants.
Clarke, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, said there are currently more than 40,000 immigrants in detention, adding that the number is expected to increase by several thousand in the coming months.
“The current standards for …