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D1A Statement On Letter From Members Of Congress On ICE Facilities In California

October 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Day 1 Alliance, the trade association representing private sector contractors working in the criminal justice and immigration systems, released the following statement by Spokesperson Alexandra Wilkes on a recent letter from Members of Congress calling for the termination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contracts with ICE facilities in the State of California:

“Let’s be clear: This letter is all about the push to ‘Abolish ICE’ — it has nothing to do with improving conditions for migrants in the system today. These Members of Congress aim to end the U.S. immigration processing system entirely, no matter whether it’s local governments or longtime federal contractors operating the facilities.

“For decades, our members have been called on by both Democratic and Republican administrations to improve conditions for migrants navigating the U.S. immigration system, under multiple levels of stringent oversight from federal and state government agencies and independent auditors.”

About the Day 1 Alliance:

The Day 1 Alliance (D1A) is a trade association representing private sector contractors helping government agencies address corrections and detention challenges in the United States. For more than 35 years, D1A members have worked with local, state, and federal governments led by members of both political parties to provide professional, humane, and respectful treatment to incarcerated and detained individuals. From day one, we understand we have a responsibility to provide safe and dignified care to those in our facilities. D1A members do not lobby for or against policies, regulations, or legislation that impact the basis for or duration of an individual’s incarceration or detention.

The members of the Day 1 Alliance are CoreCivic, The GEO Group, Management & Training Corporation, and LaSalle Corrections.

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