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September 18, 2020

MONDAY: Rice, Watson Coleman, Barragán to Hold Virtual Forum on Migrant Care in ICE Detention Facilities

(WASHINGTON) – On Monday, September 21st, Members of the Committee on Homeland Security, including Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Nanette Barragán (D-CA), will hold a virtual forum with immigration advocates and experts on the conditions and standards of care in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. On Monday, in conjunction with the forum, the Committee will also release its majority staff report concluding a year-long investigation into ICE facilities. Despite access challenges, Committee staff visited eight ICE facilities and spoke with more than 400 migrants held in detention during their investigation.

During the forum, Members and panelists will discuss DHS and ICE’s failures to conduct proper oversight of facilities, which has left deficiencies unidentified and uncorrected. Members and panelists will also discuss migrant access to health care, facility misuse of segregation, and detainee access to legal and interpreter services. This forum will be streamed live (links below).

Virtual forum:
ICE Detention Facilities: Failing to Meet Basic Standards of Care

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA)

Dr.  Scott Allen, Expert Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights
Dr. Dora Schriro, Former Senior Advisor to Former DHS Secretary Napolitano on ICE Detention and Removal
Ms. Laura Rivera, Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund

Monday, September 21 at 1:00pm EDT

Livestream: At or on YouTube

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