The Monitor – Feds announce overhaul of immigration detention system

Repurposed hotels, nursing homes and other residential facilities could become the new face of detention for thousands of U.S. immigration detainees under a set of reform measures the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

The shift to more comfortable, less prison-like structures for non-criminal immigrants is all part of a larger strategy to house them according to the risk they pose, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “We run a huge detention system through (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement),” she said during a teleconference with reporters.

“It’s a huge range of detainees from those who have criminal records and need to be housed in a prison-like system and those who have no criminal background and who have come to this country only seeking asylum.”

To read the entire article, click here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s