Immigrant rights advocates call on Georgia's members of Congress to close immigration detention center
Last month, immigrant rights groups filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after women who were held in immigration detention at Stewart Detention Center accused a nurse of sexual assault.
Now, those groups are asking Georgia’s house delegates to join Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in asking the Department of Homeland Security to investigate.
“It should be obvious to anybody that Stewart is no place to hold any human being,” said Azadeh Shahshahani, the legal and advocacy director for Project South, one of the organizations who filed the initial complaint. “It should be shut down as soon as possible.”
Congress intervened at another Georgia detention center two years ago when forced hysterectomies were reported at Irwin Detention Center. That facility is no longer being used for immigration detention.