The Trump Administration's Mistreatment of Detained Immigrants: Deaths and Deficient Medical Care by For-Profit Detention Contractors

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The Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform investigated the Trump Administration's use of for-profit contractors in detaining immigrants, revealing troubling reports of deaths, deficient medical care, and filthy conditions in ICE and CBP facilities. Inspection visits raised alarms about poor treatment, including inadequate medical care and unsanitary conditions, at various detention centers. Despite findings of serious health and safety issues leading to detainee deaths, the Trump Administration continued to award lucrative contracts to private detention companies, failing to provide proper oversight and accountability. Immediate action is needed to ensure humane treatment of migrants, hold contractors accountable, and decrease reliance on contractor facilities for immigration detention.
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