WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. The Commission 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.
Briefing on "State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities"
January 30, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern Time
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20425 (Entrance on F Street NW)
Seating is limited to 65 persons. If attending in person, please RSVP at http://www.eusccr.com/reserve.htm
The briefing will be live-streamed at http://gorebrothers.com/Podcasts/USCCR_streaming_live.html. The link is also accessible via our website at: www.usccr.gov.
Panel I - 9:00 am – 10:30 am: Federal Agency Guidelines and Standards of Care
- Megan Mack, Department of Homeland Security
- Franklin C. Jones, Customs and Border Protection
- Kevin Landy, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Elizabeth Sohn, Department of Health and Human Services
Panel II - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Private Detention Facilities & Standards of Care
- Steven Conry, Corrections Corporation of America
- Sister Norma Pimentel, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
- Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media Group
- Robert Lang, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration
Lunch - 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Panel III – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Legal Challenges Associated with Immigration Detention Facilities
- Mariso Bono, MALDEF
- Karen Lucas, American Immigration Lawyers Association
- David Stacy, Human Rights Campaign
Panel IV – 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Civil Rights Concerns Associated with Immigration Detention Facilities
- Carl Takei, ACLU – National Prison Project
- Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership
- Mary Meg McCarthy, National Immigrant Justice Center
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Members of the public may submit public comments by sending an email to [email protected].
Deaf or hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pam Dunston at (202) 376-8105.
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 Commission's reports and meetings, visit http://www.usccr.gov.
Media Contact: Marlene Sallo
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