Senator Reid Statement On Administration’s Decision To Review Family Detention Policies

From an e-mail from Senator Reid's Office:

Reid Statement On Administration's Decision To Review Family Detention Policies

Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Sarah Saldaña, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced the agency would improve oversight of the family detention system.

"While I welcome the Administration's recognition that the family detention system is in need of oversight and accountability, the proposed reforms are not enough. Ending family detention is the only answer. Detaining mothers and their children who are fleeing extreme poverty, persecution, abuse and violence is unacceptable and goes against our most fundamental values.

"There are many alternatives to detention that are humane, cost-efficient and do not undermine children's mental health and overall wellbeing. I will work with Director Saldaña in the coming months to ensure these families and children are treated with dignity and respect."

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 15051530.

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