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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reports allegations of abusive labor practices at immigration detention centers

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 21, 2017

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called on DHS and Congress to investigate alleged abusive labor practices at government- and privately-operated immigration detention centers and require fair wages for all detainees. Immigration detention center providers currently are required to pay only a minimum of one dollar per day to detainees who participate in a “Voluntary Work Program.” According to the letter from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, detainees at numerous facilities have alleged being forced to work under threat of solitary confinement and restraint. [ID #291]

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Statement: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Concerned with Alleged Abusive Labor Practices at Immigration Detention Centers
  2. Effective Date

    December 21, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE

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