The Biden government declared Thursday it will no longer utilize two immigration detention centers where there are continuing investigations into accusations of misconduct and misuse -- such as a claim that unwanted clinical procedures had been completed on migrants in among those centers.
Both were being conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The centre in Bristol County, conducted under an arrangement with the local sheriff's office, has been"no more operationally necessary," DHS said in a statement.
The Irwin centre was the topic of a whistleblower accusation this past year where it was promised that a physician conducted undesirable hysterectomies on female offenders. There were also additional allegations of unsanitary conditions in the center.
The Post reported the Bristol County Sheriff's Office is under evaluation later employees used pepper balls along with a flash-bang against detainees who threw chairs at employees amid a dispute over COVID-19 isolation and testing.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made reference the allegations in a statement.
"Let me say a foundational principle: '' We won't tolerate the mistreatment of people in civil immigration detention or substandard conditions of detention," Mayorkas stated in a memo to behaving ICE Manager Tae Johnson.
DHS stated it will maintain evidence for continuing investigations and the transport of detained migrants"whose continuing detention remains essential to reach our national security, public security, and border security mission."
It comes within an overview of migrant detention from the Biden government, as it attempts to alter several border, police and immigration policies and practices in the Trump government.
"We've got a duty to produce lasting improvements to our civic immigration detention system," Mayorkas said. "This marks a significant first step to attaining this objective. DHS detention facilities and the treatment of people in these centers will probably be held to our health and security criteria. Where we find they fall short, we'll continue to do it as we're doing now."
Johnsonin a statement, said that ICE"will continue to make sure it has adequate detention space to maintain noncitizens as appropriate"