Smith Statement on Department of Homeland Security Continued Use of Private Prisons

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to maintain their use of private detention facilities: “Today, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory panel has recommended that U.S immigration authorities be directed to maintain their current use of private detention facilities. I am extremely disappointed by this announcement, … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Department of Homeland Security’s Decision to Establish Review of Privatized Immigration Detention

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson that the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will conduct an evaluation of whether Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should follow the Department of Justice’s recent decision to terminate its contracts with privately operated … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Justice Department Decision to End Use of Private Prisons

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the Justice Department announcement that it plans to phase out the use of private prisons:  “I applaud the Justice Department’s decision to end its use of private prisons. The recent Justice Department Inspector General findings highlights the safety and efficiency problems common … READ MORE