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"The Justice Department said two weeks ago that it will phase out contracts with for-profit prisons for federal inmates, including several in Texas. Now the Department of Homeland Security says it will review contracts with those same companies to run immigrant detention centers.", www.star-telegram.com
"Earlier this month, the US Department of Justice announced it would move away from using private prison companies for federal inmates, citing inefficiency and problems with safety and security. On Aug. 29, Jeh Johnson, the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced that the agency would also re-evaluate its cooperation with those companies, which run immigration...", qz.com
"Louisiana's two U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded answers from the Department of Homeland Security about an illegal immigrant involved in a fatal bus accident in their state over the weekend. Republican Sens. David Vitter and Bill Cassidy, along with Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley, asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson give them more information about the identity of the bus driver, who law enforcement said was a Honduran man illegally present in the U.S., and who didn't have a driver's license. This past Sunday, two American lives were tragically cut short in a bus crash in St. John the Baptist Parish, and my thoughts and prayers remain with their families, Vitter said in a statement. As we continue looking into the circumstances surrounding the bus crash, it's troubling to know that the driver responsible is an illegal alien who did not have the proper documentation to be legally driving in the United States. This tragedy absolutely could have been prevented,", www.washingtonexaminer.com
"Privatized Immigration Detention Centers to be Focus of Federal Review - Privatized Immigration Detention Centers to be Focus of Federal Review by Julián Aguilar The Texas Tribune Aug. 29 2016 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday cal...", www.gilmermirror.com
"TUCSON — Federal immigration officials said Monday they are considering phasing out the use of private contractors at its detention facilities amid pressure from immigrant advocates to end the practice over safety concerns.U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he has asked an advisory council to review whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which falls under the DHS umbrella, should make the change.", kjzz.org
"(AP) — Federal immigration officials said Monday they are considering phasing out the use of private contractors at its detention facilities amid pressure from immigrant advocates to end the practice over safety concerns. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he has asked an advisory council to review whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which falls under the DHS umbrella, should make the change. 'ICE provides several levels of oversight in order to ensure that detainees in ICE custody reside in safe, secure and humane environments and under appropriate conditions of confinement,' spokeswoman Virginia Kice said in a written statement. 'ICE's civil detention system reduces transfers, maximizes access to counsel and visitation, promotes recreation, improves conditions of confinement and ensures quality medical, mental health and dental care,' Kice said.", www.sfchronicle.com
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will study whether to discontinue using privately run detention centers, which the Justice Department recently called unsafe, for migrants and shares of private prison operators fell on Monday after the news.", www.reuters.com
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