AVID released a position statement July 2, 2021. The statement is built around four points. In summary, we:
- Call on the Biden Administration to close OCPC for a history of violating DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s foundational principle of not tolerating the mistreatment of individuals in civil immigration detention.
- Request that Congress cut funding for immigration detention and legislators sponsor bills ending immigration detention because the institution has a history of mistreatment consistent with definitions of torture.
- Urge the federal government to divest from detention and invest in community based case management.
- Call on Congress and the Administration to require ICE to comply with existing federal requirements to release full inspection reports.
Our full position statement is below.