Contracted immigration detention centers ignoring serious offenses

immigrant child in custodyContractors running immigrant detention centers aren’t reporting some serious violations such as sexual assaults, and federal immigration officials aren’t watching what they do closely enough, according to an inspector general’s report┬áreleased by the Department of Homeland Security. HuffPost reports that contractors are failing to reporting serious incidents, including sexual assaults and employee misconduct. The report also says in many cases, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is issuing waivers to contracted detention centers that allow them to skirt the rules. ICE has approved 65 waivers that allow contractors to ignore the requirements included in their contracts with the government, according to the IG report.