Statement for the House Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, & Accountability "Hearing on Oversight of ICE Detention Facilities: Is DHS Doing Enough?"

Statement for the House Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, & Accountability "Hearing on Oversight of ICE Detention Facilities: Is DHS Doing Enough?"

September 25, 2019

Immigration detention in the United States is rife with problems that limit due process and negatively impact the ability of immigrants to effectively defend themselves in court. In recent years, the Council has submitted numerous complaints to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties documenting widespread abuse in ICE detention.

This statement shares our knowledge about these problems and inform the Subcommittee of these systemic human rights and due process violations.

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