Congresswoman Advocates Ban on Immigration Agencies Contracting with Private Prisons


Apr 17, 2019 - 5:00
Congresswoman Advocates Ban on Immigration Agencies Contracting with Private Prisons

[caption id="attachment_73230" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Nydia Velázquez with activists and community leader at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center. (A Katz, Shutterstock.com)[/caption] Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and 16 other lawmakers sent a letter to the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, requesting that Congress prohibit US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) from contracting with private prisons. In the

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