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Public Comment Session: Immigration Detention Centers & Treatment of Immigrants

Apr 11, 2019

On Friday, April 12, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public comment session on the condition of immigration detention centers and status of treatment of immigrants in detention, including children. Para ver esta informacíon en español, consulte aquí.

The Commission’s 2015 report, With Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities, addressed the status of detained undocumented immigration children. In July 2018, the Commission voted to reopen its investigation on the conditions of immigration detention, and appointed a Subcommittee to examine the issue further. We seek to hear from members of the public, including advocates, legal experts, affected persons, and other individuals who wish to speak on the issue.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425

Friday, April 12, 2019 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

Members of the public will have up to five minutes to address the Commission. There will be a limited time for Commissioners to engage in direct dialogue with individuals who speak. Information on signing up for limited, in-person speaking slots is available here. The Commission will provide interpretation services in Spanish. Individuals are also welcome to bring their own interpreters - for Spanish or other languages.

If attending in person, please RSVP to 

The Commission welcomes written comment submissions for consideration; email to by May 13, 2019.