PRESS RELEASE: In Letter, Chiefs and Sheriffs Urge Better Conditions for Children in Detention
August 14, 2019
Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Law enforcement leaders sent a letter today to the president, vice president and Homeland Security Secretary, urging better conditions for migrant children in detention.
The 42 Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force members who signed the letter call on the administration to “minimize the detention of children” and “invest in the trained personnel and facilities necessary to process and properly care for children and their families,” while also expressing appreciation for Department of Homeland Security personnel and acknowledging the challenges they are facing.
The full letter is available here.
Task force co-chairs Art Acevedo, Houston police chief; Carmen Best, Seattle police chief; and Margaret Mims, Fresno County, California, sheriff are available to comment. Contact Morgan Ryan to arrange interviews.