Congresswoman Advocates Ban on Immigration Agencies Contracting with Private Prisons

Maria Perez
Apr 17, 2019 - 5:00
Congresswoman Advocates Ban on Immigration Agencies Contracting with Private Prisons

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and 16 other lawmakers sent a letter to the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, requesting that Congress prohibit US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) from contracting with private prisons. In the letter, which was sent in late March, Velázquez (D-N.Y.) requested that the annual funding bill for the departments of Commerce, Justice, and State should prohibit ICE and CBP from contracting with private prison facilities. “We are...

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