Monday, April 19, 2021

Senator Booker Revives Bill To Overhaul Immigration Detention


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Asher Stockler for Law360 reports that U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has reintroduced legislation that would abolish contracts to detain immigrants with private companies and aim to improve conditions at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detention facilities.

The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act would give DHS three years to phase out immigration detention contracts with private operators and county sheriffs. A companion bill, H.R. 2222, was introduced in the House of Representative in late March.


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