They are now on pace to surpass the 78 who died under the previous administration. I think it is time to revisit the 2003 Supreme Court ruling that required mandatory detention.
There are 500,000+ people arriving every year now and they must be detained while their paperwork is processed. The numbers alone are staggering.
HRW – Systematic Indifference – Substandard Medical Care in US Migrant Detention Centres
Fatal Neglect – How Ice Ignores Death
Sources for the following data.
NPR 2014 – Child Detention Centers a “Headache” for Obama
Global Detention Project Fact Sheet
In 2013 the treatment at Migrant Detention Centres was called a “Humanitarian Crisis”.
At least 75 migrants died in custody between the years 2009 – 2016
The number of Migrants in detention rose from 85,000 in 1995 to 477,523 in 2012.
The US Government detained 52,539 unaccompanied children in 2013. these children were kept in 50 degree cages for 23 hours a day.
In 2009 Amnesty International found Migrant Detention conditions did not meet international human rights standards.
The 2012 report the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that stated detainees were subject to **“torture-like conditions”. **
The 2015 Center for Migration Studies report, describing allegations that women detainees often faced sexual abuse and even assault.
ACLU 2015 Migrant Detainee Lawsuit
Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for days at a time in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Detained individuals are stripped of outer layers of clothing and forced to suffer in brutally cold temperatures; deprived of beds, bedding, and sleep; denied adequate food, water, medicine and medical care, and basic sanitation and hygiene items such as soap, sufficient toilet paper, sanitary napkins, diapers, and showers; and held virtually incommunicado in these conditions for days.
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