Saturday, November 26, 2022
114 Immigrant and Human Rights Groups Demand Biden Close Detention Centers, Stop Expansion and Cut Funding for Immigration Detention
Earlier this month, 114 immigrant and human rights groups delivered a letter to the White House urging the Biden administration to immediately close Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, prevent the development of new detention sites or expansion of existing ones, and cut funding for immigration detention from Congress.
As Biden embarks on the second half of his term, the signatories - including Detention Watch Network, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Immigration Project (NIPNLG), The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Freedom for Immigrants, and American Immigration Lawyers Association - expressed their concern that his administration has failed to keep promises made to immigrant communities.
A copy of the November 21, 2022 letter is available here.