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Immigration detention agreement
OA online ^ | June 16, 2010 2:14 PM | MICHELLE ROBERTS

Posted on 06/16/2010 3:13:02 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO— In an agreement U.S. immigration officials hope will begin to reshape the entire 30,000-bed detention system, some asylum-seekers and immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings could soon be held in facilities where they can wear their own clothes, participate in movie and bingo nights, eat continental breakfasts, and celebrate holidays with visiting family members.

It could end confinement in prison-like facilities — complete with razor wire, jail-style uniforms, armed guards and partitions that prevent physical contact with loved ones — for those who have never been convicted of a crime and are not considered a threat.

Corrections Corporation of America, the largest contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has reached a preliminary agreement to soften confinement, free of charge, at nine immigrant facilities covering more than 7,100 beds — a deal that ICE officials see as a precursor to changes elsewhere.

Overall, the facilities are expected to be less prison-like, offering freer movement for detainees, fewer pat downs and better access to legal resources. The agreement calls for fresh vegetables and access to self-serve beverages along with cooking and exercise classes, according to a list released by ICE.

CCA will soften "the look for the facility with hanging plants, flower baskets, new paint colors, different bedding and furniture" and allow lengthy visits from friends and family who can provide outside packages or food for special celebrations under changes to be made over the next six months.

ICE Director John Morton announced last year that the agency would make detention facilities less prison-like because immigrant detainees are being held on civil

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; cca; clubmed; detention; illegals; immigration; resort; scandals; texas

1 posted on 06/16/2010 3:13:02 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I say we make them watch movies made by BBC and based on Jane Austen novels over and over and over.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 3:16:51 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Do the women get personal pool boys?


3 posted on 06/16/2010 3:17:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: A_perfect_lady

With subliminal messages, Bwwaahhaaha


4 posted on 06/16/2010 3:22:32 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
“It could end confinement in prison-like facilities — complete with razor wire, jail-style uniforms, armed guards and partitions that prevent physical contact with loved ones — for those who have never been convicted of a crime and are not considered a threat.”

Let me fix the bias and spin.....

It could place apprehended foreign nationals that have entered the United States illegally in plush minimum security hotel-like facilities with full visitation rights at taxpayer expense even though US officials have no idea what other crimes they may have committed or plan to commit either in the United States or in their home country.

5 posted on 06/16/2010 3:29:33 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Immigration detention agreement

Another In your Face Invitation to a People's Revolution.

6 posted on 06/16/2010 3:42:22 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Gabrial
The vast majority of ICE detainees are convicted felons who are taken into custody after their incarceration.

ICEs detention “standards” exceed those of any state or local standard. They even exceed the standards of the US Marshals Service.

This results in a detainee having to be moved from a county facility immediately after having served his sentence and turned over to ICE custody because the facility does not meet ICE’s self imposed detention standards.

These facilities are perfectly fine for US citizens like you and me but aliens have to be treated to a higher standard.

I am not kidding.

7 posted on 06/16/2010 3:45:07 PM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Why spend the money....just book them in the Hyatt or Marriott.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 3:49:49 PM PDT by 20 years too late
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Will the authorities tuck them in at night, give them warm cocoa, and read them “Goodnight Moon” ???


9 posted on 06/16/2010 4:09:52 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Corrections Corporation of America, the largest contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has reached a preliminary agreement to soften confinement, free of charge, at nine immigrant facilities covering more than 7,100 beds -- a deal that ICE officials see as a precursor to changes elsewhere.
Instead, we need either a border-length barrier, or more troops and ammo.
10 posted on 06/16/2010 4:32:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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