Multiple Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities were found to have problems with basic detainee rights, humane treatment and health and safety, according to a report released this week by the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security. The violations varied from facility to facility, but included underutilized language services, lack of respect and professionalism, potentially unsafe and unhealthy detention conditions and, at one facility, all detainees were strip-searched when they entered. "Overall, the problems we identified undermine the protection of detainees’ rights, their humane treatment, and the provision of a safe and healthy environment," reads the report. The watchdog made unannounced visits to six faculties used to house ICE detainees and based its findings on observations, interviews with detainees and staff, and a review of documents.The inspector general found "significant issues" at four of the five facilities, which...
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Cuomo Criticizes Water Commission Again
Posted by news on 8/10/2017 5:46:00 AM.
Gov. Cuomo is criticizing the International Joint Commission once again for its St. Lawrence River water flow management. More