Organizations Urge House Leaders to Oppose Immigration Detention Bill
OSPC and other organizations urged the House of Representatives to reject the Keep Our Communities Safe Act, a bill which raises concerns under U.S. constitutional and international human rights law regarding indefinite detention.

December 1, 2011

In a letter to House leadership, OSPC and other NGOs urged the House to oppose bill H.R. 1932, the Keep Our Communities Safe Act.  H.R. 1932 would change existing federal law to deny the possibility of release to detained non-citizens who can’t be removed from the U.S. or who are ordered removed from the U.S. but have been convicted of a crime.  This legislation would create an unlawful system of indefinite detention for certain non-citizens.

Signatories include Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA and Human Rights First.

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