Oversight of ICE Detention Facilities
Feeding Immigration Detention Machine. The Senate released a FY2022 DHS funding bill that includes a cut in the number of ICE detention beds by 5,500, but would still give ICE over $2 billion to detain immigrants in unsafe and deadly conditions, including solitary confinement. Yet, year after year, Congress allocates billions of dollars toward Feeding Immigration Detention Machine that traumatize and harm immigrants. There is another way. However, Congress ultimately did not curb ICE’s discretion to go beyond its prescribed spending limits. Conditions include inadequate health care, lack of basic necessities, sexual assault, unfair treatment, and more. The United States has the largest immigrant detention infrastructure in the world. In 2019 there were two suicide attempts every day.