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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Safeguarding civil rights and civil liberties is elemental to all the work we do at DHS.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Baker County Detention Center

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE potentially violated the civil rights and civil liberties of detainees in ICE custody at the Baker County Detention Center in Macclenny, Florida. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints and other allegations for investigation.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Imperial Regional Detention Facility

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE violated individuals’ civil rights and civil liberties at the Imperial Regional Detention Facility  in Calexico, CA. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform you that CRCL will retain the complaints for investigation. 

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Glades County Detention Center

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE violated individuals’ civil rights and civil liberties at the Glades County Detention Center in Moore Haven, Florida. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation.  Specifically, the allegations raised concerns regarding conditions of detention, medical and mental health care, suicide prevention and intervention, sexual abuse and assault prevention and intervention, retaliation, and environmental health and safety.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Caroline Detention Facility

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE violated individuals’ civil rights and civil liberties at the Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green, Virginia. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation. 

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Krome North Service Processing Center

    CRCL opened complaints alleging that ICE potentially violated the civil rights and civil liberties of detainees in ICE custody at the Krome North Service Processing Center in Miami, FL. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation. 

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Torrance County Detention Facility

    CRCL opened complaints alleging that ICE has potentially violated the civil rights and civil liberties of detainees in ICE custody at the Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, New Mexico. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL will retain the complaints for investigation. 

  • Retention Memo Concerning ICE's Oversight of the New Orleans Field Office

    Due to the volume and severity of allegations received concerning several ICE detention facilities within the New Orleans (NOL) Area of Responsibility (AOR), CRCL conducted a systemic review of the NOL AOR, focusing on ICE’s oversight of the detention facilities within the AOR, including a review of the policies and procedures governing these facilities and the responsibilities of ICE Headquarters and the NOL Field Office staff in carrying out the day-to-day operations at each of these facilities. This investigation also reviewed ICE’s process of receiving, assessing, and implementing recommendations related to the care and treatment of detainees within this AOR. CRCL conducted this review pursuant to its authority under 6 U.S.C. § 345 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Plymouth County Correctional Facility

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE violated individuals’ civil rights and civil liberties at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation. Specifically, the allegations raised concerns regarding legal access, religious accommodations, inadequate food and/or nutrition, inadequate medical care, lack of COVID-19 policies and procedures, and claims of retaliation through the use of segregation and/or transfer to another facility.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Henderson Detention Center

    CRCL opened complaints alleging that ICE potentially violated the civil rights and civil liberties of detainees in ICE custody at the Henderson Detention Center (Henderson) in Henderson, NV. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation.  

  • Retention Memo Concerning Alleged Disciplinary Actions Taken Against Unaccompanied Children

    CRCL opened complaints alleging violations of civil rights or civil liberties resulting from incidents of alleged disciplinary actions taken against unaccompanied children in CBP custody. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify CBP of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform you that CRCL retained these complaints for investigation.