ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody

2017-08-29T19:05:38+00:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: HUB-Posts, National & Local News|Tags: |

The ALCU reported on Monday, Aug. 28 that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently asked the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), which instructs federal agencies on how to maintain records, to approve its timetable for retaining or destroying records related to its detention operations.

ICE asked for permission to begin routinely destroying 11 kinds of records, including those related to sexual assaults, solitary confinement and even deaths of people in its custody, stated the civil rights group. Other records subject to destruction include alternatives to detention programs; regular detention monitoring reports, logs about the people detained in ICE facilities and communications from the public reporting detention abuses. ICE proposed various timelines for the destruction of these records ranging from 20 years for sexual assault and death records to three years for reports about solitary confinement.

Source: https://www.arabamericannews.com/2017/08/29/aclu-ice-plans-to-start-destroying-records-of-immigrant-abuse-including-sexual-assault-and-deaths-in-custody/