Oversight of ICE Detention Facilities: Examining ICE Contractors' Response to COVID-19, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, July 13, 2020   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the July 13, 2020 hearing on "Oversight of ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] Detention Facilities: Examining Ice Contractors' Response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]," held before the House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Kathleen M. Rice: "Today this subcommittee meets to examine the response to COVID-19 by 4 of the private contractors responsible for managing facilities in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention network. As coronavirus cases continue to spike Nation-wide, we must ensure that the contractors our Government relies on are taking every step they can to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among workers and detainees. For fiscal year 2020, Congress appropriated approximately $3.1 billion for more than 45,000 single adults and family ICE detention beds and other custody operations. Over 80 percent of these beds are operated daily by private contractors, some of whom are at this hearing today. That is a large amount of taxpayer money, which is funding a historically high number of detention beds, and it demands oversight and accountability." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Damon T. Hininger, George C. Zoley, Scott Marquardt, and Rodney Cooper.

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Serial No. 116-75
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