Promise of detention reform must be kept

The New York Times reminds the Obama administration that “the job of fixing the detention system, and all of its horrors, must move ahead.”

While (Secretary of Homeland Security Janet) Napolitano and her team promise to make detention a “truly civil” system, they show no interest in reforming the corrupt mechanisms that feed it. Instead, they are expanding the programs that have allowed corrupt local officials to round up thousands in unjust raids.

Read the editorial here. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA runs a chaplaincy program that provides pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of non-citizens detained by DHS. These programs enable people of all faiths to have access to pastoral care within their faith tradition. Learn more about the JRS/USA chaplaincy program here.

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