The upgrades were detailed in an e-mail between CCA, a contractor that runs the facility, and ICE officials. The e-mail was obtained by the Houston Chronicle, which outlined the following additional changes:
Self-serve fresh vegetable and beverage bars.
Arts and crafts lessons and movie nights.
Eliminating lockdowns and lights-out for low-risk detainees.
Allowing visitors to stay as long as they like in a 12-hour period.
Providing a unit manger so detainees have someone to report problems to other than the guard.
Allowing low-risk detainees to wear their own clothing or other non-penal attire.
Providing e-mail access and Internet-based free phone service.
"The federal government doesn't provide that for our seniors who have worked legally all their lives, why should we do that for people who have violated our sovereignty?" U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., said.
ICE spokeswoman Gillian Brigham stated that "any of the reforms will not include additional taxpayer funding."
Considering the government has NO money other than that which they collect from taxes, that is literally impossible, and therefore an outright lie.
You, the reader, may or may not be a liberal, but no one can justify this sort of thing. As a life-long "born here" American, I do not get treated this well by the government. And while the detention centers may not be prisons, they ARE "holding cells" for suspects. If illegals can get this in their detention centers, why are not American lawbreakers, being held on suspicion, gettiung the same?
This is absurd and outrageous. To give arts and dance lessons, a salad bar and Bingo nights to people who violated our laws is the ultimate in liberal lunacy.