Over 100 House Democrats Tell Biden to Halt Immigration Detention Expansion

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2022
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More than 100 House Democrats sent a letter to the Biden administration on Thursday calling on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to suspend detention expansion, phase out private for-profit facilities, and conduct a review of all ICE detention facilities.

The letter, which is led by Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Raul Grijalva and Jason Crow, states that after the White House Executive Order ending privately operated prisons, members of Congress called for President Joe Biden to expand the order to include ICE detention, but "it appears that ICE is moving in the opposite direction."

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