Immigration Detention: Accountability and Transparency Obligations Imposed by the FY2018 Omnibus Spending Bill

Document Date: April 5, 2018
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With the passage of the 2018 Appropriations bill and accompanying report language, Congress has placed critical new limits on the Department of Homeland Security’s spending authority with regard to immigration detention. This letter is intended to highlight those limits and assure DHS that the undersigned organizations will carefully monitor the agency’s compliance and seek accountability in case of failure.