From The Hill:
House Democrats are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end its illegal immigrant family detention program. In 2014, the DHS started holding immigrant families in prison-like detention facilities amid an influx of 60,000 families arriving at the Mexican border. On Thursday, lawmakers, led by Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (Calif.), voiced concerns over inhumane conditions at these U.S. facilities in Berks County, Pa.; Dilley, Texas; and Karnes, Texas. In addition to limited freedoms and access to healthcare, the members said women and children are suffering psychological health effects from being detained while waiting for their cases to be adjudicated in immigration courts.