Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership said that the state didn’t want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency”; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet the facilities’ needs.
“If you read the letters from the women detained within Hutto, you’ll see this isn’t just about health care or the quality of food in detention; it’s about human rights violations,” a source with access to the women within Hutto told RH Reality Check
Immigrant rights groups sued the federal government on Tuesday to compel the Obama administration to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children.
A massive new detention facility would harm immigrant women and children and reverse administration policy on family detentions, according to a letter sent Thursday by a group of leading Senate Democrats to the Department of Homeland Security.
As the rights of women are increasingly under attack in the continuing “war on women,” an entire population deeply affected by this conversation continues to be largely ignored: immigrant women.
A part of keeping families safe and secure is making sure that in times of misfortune, children and their parents are able to communicate.
Women detained by ICE, roughly 10 percent of the detention population, have special medical concerns and face unique challenges in detention.