Congresswoman Clarke Calls For Safe Alternatives To Immigrant Detention Centers – St. Lucia Times News

Congresswoman Clarke Calls for Safe Alternatives to Immigrant Detention Centers – St. Lucia Times News

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Congresswoman Clarke released the following statement calling on United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to consider offering community-based alternatives to overcrowded detention centers that currently fail to protect the safety of immigrants. There are currently more than 40,000 immigrants in detention, a number expected to increase by several thousand in the coming months.
“The current standards for detaining immigrants in the United States are unacceptable, threatening individuals who have been detained with isolation from the families and communities, the risk of physical and emotional harm, and even death. At least one hundred sixty-four people have died in …

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