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Public Comment Session: Immigration Detention Centers and Treatment of Immigrants

Introduction Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Jasmine Tyler and I am the Advocacy Director for the US Program at Human Rights Watch, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to defending human rights around the world. Human Rights Watch has been documenting rights abuses within the US immigration system for over 20 years. Two of our most recent US immigration reports have focused on immigration detention, and specifically the deadly consequences of inadequate medical care. There are myriad failures within the US detention system – which are being addressed ably…

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