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Government Announces Reform at ICE Detention Centers

The government of the United States has announced a series of reforms to take place at the family detention centers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the border between Mexico and the U.S. where AILA request the release children and their immigrant mothers from Detention Centers where many families with small children have been detained for months.

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The Department of National Security has initiated reforms which include shortening the detention time which frequently is up to one year and lowering the fines charged. At present these fines can be as high as $5,000 to $8,000 per person.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association or AILA and several House Democrats visited a couple of detention centers in Texas. Public opinion has expressed opinions against the length and harshness of the detention centers and concern over the high cost to the American taxpayer amounting to $2 billion per year.

Members of Congress, attorneys and fellow citizens agree that the human conditions these people are held under waiting for the authorities to decide their future and not knowing what is going to happen to them, is a humanitarian disaster and must end.

The cost of detaining these families is exorbitant, costing $343 per individual per day. Detention should be used as a last resort and alternatives should be instituted to reduce the reliance on costly detention. Representatives have voiced the need to do nothing short of ending family detention.

Always consult with an experienced immigration attorney who is a law graduate and certified in the United States of America by the Board of Immigration Appeals Federal Department of Justice.

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