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

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 21, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE

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