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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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  • Close Memorandum Regarding Investigation at Stewart Detention Center

    This memorandum concludes the investigation CRCL conducted into allegations related to ICE noncitizens at the Stewart Detention Center (SDC) in Lumpkin, Georgia. Following a collaborative process between CRCL and ICE, CRCL is closing the complaints.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Central Louisiana Processing Center

    CRCL has received complaints alleging that ICE has violated individuals’ civil rights and civil
    liberties at the Central Louisiana ICE Processing Center (CLIPC), in Jena, Louisiana. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints and describe the allegations, inform ICE that CRCL will retain the complaints for investigation and conduct an onsite investigation, and explain how CRCL will work with ICE during the investigation.

  • Determination Memo to CBP Concerning Section 504

    The purpose of the memorandum is to inform CBP about the results of the investigation conducted by CRCL into the allegation that CBP discriminated against an unaccompanied minor in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 794(a) (Section 504).

  • Expert Recommendations Memo to ICE Concerning Torrance County Detention Facility

    CRCL conducted an investigation concerning ICE detainees at Torrance County Detention Facility (Torrance) in Estancia, New Mexico. CRCL’s onsite investigation occurred June 27-30, 2022, and was in response to complaints regarding the conditions of detention, COVID-19 policies, medical care policies, mental health and suicide prevention and intervention policies, and environmental health and safety.

  • Recommendations Memo to ICE Concerning Clay County Jail

    This memorandum provides recommendations in connection with a complaint alleging that Clay County Jail (Clay County) in Brazil, Indiana failed to comply with the 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Performance-Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS 2008) as required by ICE’s contract with Clay County.  CRCL concludes that Clay County failed to comply with the PBNDS 2008 when it reclassified an ICE detainee to a higher security level without new evidence or information, in order to alleviate a housing shortage for women detainees at the facility.

  • Retention Memo to USCIS Concerning Houston Asylum Office

    This memorandum notifies USCIS of complaints, describes allegations, and informs USCIS that CRCL retained these complaints for investigation.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Orange County Jail

    This memorandum notifies ICE of complaints, allegations, and informs ICE that CRCL will retain complaints for investigation of Orange County Jail in Goshen, NY.

  • Determination Memo to CBP Concerning Section 504

    The purpose of this memorandum is to inform CBP about the results of the investigation conducted by CRCL into the allegation that CBP discriminated against an unaccompanied minor in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 794(a) (Section 504).

  • Retention Memo to USCIS and ICE Concerning Competency in Protection Screening

    This memorandum notifies USCIS and ICE of complaints, describes allegations, and informs USCIS and ICE that CRCL retained these complaints for investigation.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Seneca County Jail

    This memorandum notifies ICE of complaints, describes allegations, and informs ICE that CRCL retained the complaints and other allegations for investigation.