Administrative Complaint Re: Extreme Temperatures in CBP Short Term Detention Facilities
On February 2, 2016, NIP/NLG, in collaboration with Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional and the ACLU of New Mexico, filed an administrative complaint on behalf of persons held by CBP in short-term detention facilities where they are exposed to extreme temperatures. The administrative complaint also challenges the agency standards addressing temperature controls in short-term facilities, but asserts that the agency fails to abide even by these standards.
Shortly after the complaint was filed, DHS OIG announced that it would inspect short-term detention facilities.
Counsel: Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional (PDIB) | National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild | ACLU of New Mexico