“He is demanding that illegal immigrants detainees, half of which have criminal histories, should be treated like resort guests and afforded even more privileges and comforts. And hes doing this while Americans are suffering through one of the worst recessions in our nations history, “
CONTACT YOUR US REPS: Why is the US government providing detention centers for illegal invaders who violated our borders that are newer, modern, with better health care, including just about everything else that is better than what battle-scarred US servicemen are getting in Veterans hospitals?
FOR YOUR REFERENCE ICE to make detention centers more humane
Houston Chronicle | June 8, 2010 | By SUSAN CARROLL
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are preparing to roll out a series of changes at several privately owned immigration detention centers, including relaxing some security measures for low-risk detainees and offering art classes, bingo and continental breakfast on the weekends.
The changes were welcomed by immigrant advocates who have been waiting for the Obama administration to deliver on a promise made in August to overhaul the nation's immigration detention system.
The 28 changes identified in the e-mail range from the superficial to the substantive. In addition to softening the look of the facility with hanging plants and offering fresh carrot sticks, ICE will allow for the free movement of low-risk detainees, expand visiting hours and provide unmonitored phone lines.
ICE officials said the changes are part of broader efforts to make the immigration detention system less penal and more humane. But the plans are prompting protests by ICE's union leaders, who say they will jeopardize the safety of agents, guards and detainees and increase the bottom line for taxpayers.
Tre Rebstock, president for Local 3332, the ICE union in Houston, likened the changes to creating an all-inclusive resort for immigration detainees. Other major changes include:
Eliminating lockdowns and lights-out for low-risk detainees.
Allowing visitors to stay as long as they like in a 12-hour period.
Allowing low-risk detainees to wear their own clothing or other non-penal attire.
Providing e-mail access and Internet-based free phone service.
Not about punishment "It's not about punishing people for a crime they committed. Rosenberg said some of the changes, like new flower baskets, may seem small, but they will combine with the bigger changes to make a difference in the daily lives of detainees. Taken together they will go some way to making this system less penal, she said. (Excerpt) Read more at chron.com
he’s soooo compassionate!
on our dollar
Hang on for class action suits representing every prisoner across our country.
This will cost us tax payers some large “change”.... that we no longer have.
This Administration and its liberal supporters remind me of the Bourbon kings of France. Total indifference, if not contempt, for the American people and their interests.
What we should do with them is put them to work - earn their keep in the detention centers. Make them work an 8 hour day like the rest of us for their food, shower and bed. Then deport them once their legal avenues are exhausted.