Overhaul of Federal Immigration Detention Facilities

By: Wallin & Klarich

On Tuesday, October 6, 2009, Federal Officials promised to do a comprehensive review of every contract and consider new agreements to reform the immigration detention system.

Back in 2007, federal officials were to pay $51 million to expand the Mira Loma facility to house and additional 1,400 immigrants. This facility is currently the largest in the state and is run by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The reform is necessary in an era where there have been dozens of deaths in the detention facilities and wrongly detained U.S. citizens. Reports indicate that on any given day, about 32,000 immigrants are detained, including those seeking refuge in the United States. The overhaul plans to increase enforcement of immigration laws while increasing use of alternatives to detention for non-violent immigrants.

It is important to contact a criminal defense attorney who can provide clarity in terms of your rights under the Constitution and immigration status. If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime in California or being unlawfully detained, contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839 or www.wklaw.com for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

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