Don't expect this mess to be cleaned up soon, especially with Secretary Napolitano sounding like a hard-liner.... The detention centers were built with a bipartisan stamp of approval, with Democrats as well as Republicans supporting their expansion.
By Bill Boyarsky, Truthdig
February 10, 2009
One of the worst messes facing the Obama administration is the disgraceful state of the federal government's immigration detention centers.
There are 350 of these centers around the country, housing almost 30,000 men, women and even children waiting for the Department of Homeland Security to decide whether or not they will be deported. Some have been in custody for years. The centers are overcrowded. Newspapers and academic and civil liberties studies tell of physically and mentally ill inmates being denied help. [...]
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