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Citing neglect, lawmakers urge halt to migrant detention center expansion

Citing neglect, lawmakers urge halt to migrant detention center expansion

More than two dozen members of Congress are calling on federal officials to halt the expansion of California’s largest immigrant detention center over reports of medical neglect at the privately run facility. Lawmakers cite the recent deaths of two immigrant detainees and a “pattern and practice” of substandard medical care at the Adelanto Detention Facility in a letter sent Tuesday to U.S. Justice Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The letter calls on the Justice Department to launch an investigation into the facility and for ICE to stop its expansion there, including the ongoing transfer of female and gay, bisexual and...

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