Resolution - Hutto Federal Detention

WHEREAS, the federal government maintains federal detention centers that are operated under contract by Corrections Corporations of America; and
WHEREAS, federal policy permits the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement agency to detain immigrant women and their children in those facilities; and
WHEREAS, the detention of immigrant women and children violates provisions of the Geneva Convention and all other forms of international law;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that LULAC appeals to the administration of President Barack Obama, to the United States Senate, to the United States Congress, and to the United Nations, that facilities like Hutto and government policies that provide for such for profit Facilities and for the detention of immigrant women and children be repealed.

Approved this 18th day of July 2009.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President