Committee Reports

Letter to President Obama regarding denials of due process for immigrant mothers and children detained in New Mexico


In a letter to President Obama, the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law expressed concern about reported denials of due process and access to counsel for immigrant mothers and children detained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. The letter urges the Administration to take immediate action to ensure that these families, many of whom have fled persecution and extreme violence in their home countries, are afforded fundamentally fair hearings that comply with U.S. and international law, rather than being detained and processed rapidly for deportation without the fair procedures necessary to determine whether they are entitled to protection in the United States.