US to stop using two detention centers accused of mistreating immigrants

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Washington (AFP) – The US Department of Homeland Security on Thursday said it would stop using two detention centers accused of mistreating immigrant detainees. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he had directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop using the facilities in Georgia and Massachusetts. “We will not tolerate the mistreatment of individuals in civil immigration detention or substandard conditions of detention,” Mayorkas said in a memo to acting ICE director Tae Johnson. “We have an obligation to make lasting improvements to our civil immigration detenti…

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