US Congresswoman Wants Safer Immigrant Detention Centres
US congresswoman wants safer immigrant detention centres
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette 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 fail to protect the safety of Caribbean and other immigrants.
Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, said that there are currently more than 40,000 immigrants in detention and that the number is 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 …