Complaint Urges Immediate Release of Infants from Immigration Detention

February 28, 2019

Numerous babies under the age of one—and some as young as six months old—are being detained in immigration detention at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. A public version of the complaint highlights concerns over the lack of specialized medical care available at the detention center for this vulnerable population, and cites long-documented limited access to adequate medical and mental health care in family detention centers. 

The American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), filed the complaint with the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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