Senator Bob Menendez Slams Feds on 'Enhanced' Detention Policy for Undocumented Families

Senator Bob Menendez Slams Feds on 'Enhanced' Detention Policy for Undocumented Families


By:  Jonah Hicap
The Christian Times


Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey blasted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known by its acronym ICE, for the changes it announced in running family detention centers, saying undocumented women and children who come to the U.S. should not be detained.

"The announcement that the Administration will implement enhanced oversight for family detention centers after the drastic expansion of family detention over the past year is deeply disappointing," Menendez said in a statement. "The Administration's efforts simply do not go far enough and are an unacceptable response to adequately address the grave concerns of detaining women and children."

He said keeping family detention as an automatic default for immigrant families is unacceptable.

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