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Close Memo for Onsite Investigation at Folkston County Processing Center in Folkston, Georgia

CRCL conducted an investigation into conditions of detention for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the Folkston Processing Center in Folkston, Georgia. CRCL’s onsite investigation occurred August 7-8, 2018, and was in response to allegations received alleging civil rights and civil liberties violations of general conditions of detention and inadequate medical care of detainees at the facility.

Close Memo for Onsite Investigation at Coastal Bend Detention Center, Robstown, Texas

CRCL conducted an investigation into the conditions of detention for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees at the Coastal Bend Detention Center in Robstown, Texas. Additionally, this memorandum serves to notify ICE that, following a collaborative process, CRCL considers the issues identified by the experts to be closed.

DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Depression Imelda

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the following statement on safety and enforcement during Tropical Depression Imelda:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the flooding caused by Tropical Depression Imelda to southeast Texas. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Dorian

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian to portions of the East Coast.  Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

DHS and HHS Announce New Rule to Implement the Flores Settlement Agreement

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced a final rule that finalizes regulations implementing the relevant and substantive terms of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). Importantly, the rule will allow for termination of the FSA, and allow DHS and HHS to respond to significant statutory and operational changes that have occurred since the FSA has been in place, including dramatic increases in the numbers of unaccompanied children and family units crossing into the United States.

DHS to Host Press Conference on Changes to Flores Ruling

At 9:30 AM ET on August 21st, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan, will host a press conference at U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters regarding upcoming changes to the Flores ruling. The Acting Secretary will provide remarks on the changes and then take questions from members of the media.

DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Storm Barry

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Tropical Storm Barry to portions of the Gulf Coast, where Louisiana and Texas are under states of emergency. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

Expert Recommendations Memo for Onsite Investigation at Coastal Bend Detention Center at Robstown, Texas

CRCL is conducting an investigation into conditions of detention for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the Coastal Bend Detention Center in Robstown, Texas. CRCL’s onsite investigation occurred March 20-21, 2019, and was in response to allegations received alleging civil rights and civil liberties violations of detainees at the facility in the following areas: inadequate medical care, general conditions of detention and environmental health and safety concerns.

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