Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Los Angeles Times Urges Legislation On Medical Care For Detainees
The Los Times has urged congress to set uniform and adequate standard for the medical care of detainees being held by ICE for deportation or for court appearances. The Washington Post had published a series documenting the shockingly poor care detainees often receive. The Times urges passage of Rep. Zoe Lofgren's (D, CA) Detainee Basic Medical Care Act (HR 5950) which would set uniform standards and require prompt reporting of deaths.