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08/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kennedy, Menendez And Gillibrand Introduce Bills To Stop Immigrant Detainee Abuse

Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Thursday responded to a growing number of reports about the poor conditions of immigration detention centers that violate the Department of Homeland Security's own rules. On Thursday they introduced the the "Protect Citizens from Unlawful Detention Act" and "Prevent Detainee Deaths and Abuse Act," which would increase the government's requirements to inform people arrested of their rights and that they're treated humanely in detention.

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