Skip to comments.Immigration detention agreement
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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I say we make them watch movies made by BBC and based on Jane Austen novels over and over and over.
Do the women get personal pool boys?
With subliminal messages, Bwwaahhaaha
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.
Another In your Face Invitation to a People's Revolution.
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 ICEs 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.
Why spend the money....just book them in the Hyatt or Marriott.
Will the authorities tuck them in at night, give them warm cocoa, and read them “Goodnight Moon” ???
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.