Webcast: Briefing on the State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities

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Immigration detention, which is non-criminal custody while awaiting deportation or right to stay, has become one of the fastest-growing and least-examined types of incarceration in the U.S. Because of reports of severe abuse of detainees, including minors, the US Commission on Civil Rights will examine equal protection concerns and Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement treatment of adult and minor detainees in representative detention facilities under federal law.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing on the State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT on January 30 at Commission headquarters at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 1150 in Washington, DC. In examining the equal protection concerns and the government’s treatment of detainees, the Civil Rights Commission will hear testimony from government officials, private detention facility operators, and immigration advocates. 

For the first time the Commission will webcast the briefing live at http://gorebrothers.com/Podcasts/USCCR_streaming_live.html.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing a federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about the Commission’s reports and meetings, visit http://www.usccr.gov.

Information from a news release.