On Wednesday, the House Committee on the Judiciary convened a hearing on the supposedly posh conditions at the Department of Homeland Security's immigrant detention centers. The hearing, dubbed "Holiday on ICE" by chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), focused on the false premise that the Obama administration rules intended to prevent sexual abuse and inhumane conditions at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facilities made detention too fancy. "
Congressmember Lamar Smith compared federal agents to a “concierge” and refused requests from Democrat committee members to change the obscene title to the hearings. More than 33,000 are held at these inhumane and vermin infested detention facilities daily, according to ICE. Some of these facilities have been under investigation for inadequate medical care, cases of sexual assault and other abuses. Most of these are private prisons owned by supporters of the Republicans in power.
As is well known, detainees are kept under extremely harsh conditions, without proper food or water.
SHAME ON LAMAR SMITH!!