Sunshine Act Meeting Notice, 13003 [2019-06530]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 3, 2019 / Notices Dated: March 29, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–06435 Filed 4–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights. AGENCY: Notice of commission business meeting; public comment session and written comment submission on Immigration Detention Centers and Treatment of Immigrants. ACTION: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); written comment submission through Monday, May 13, 2019. DATES: Place: National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 11th Floor, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425 (Entrance on F Street NW). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Walch, (202) 376–8371; TTY: (202) 376–8116; publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. This meeting and public comment session is open to the public. There will also be a call-in line for individuals who desire to listen to the meeting: 1–800–682– 0995, Conference ID 102–3168. The sessions will also live-stream at https:// www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos. (Streaming information subject to change.) If attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Pamela Dunston at 202–376–8105 or at access@usccr.gov at least seven (7) business days before the date of the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Meeting Agenda I. Commission Business Meeting: 9:00 a.m. II. Public Comment Session: Immigration Detention Centers and Treatment of Immigrants: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (end time subject to change). III. Break: 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (break start time subject to change). IV. Commission Subcommittee Meeting: Immigration Detention Centers and Treatment of Immigrants: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Apr 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 Detailed Information Public Comment Session and Written Comment Submission: Immigration Detention Centers and Treatment of Immigrants In 2015, the Commission issued a report, With Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities. In that report, the Commission specifically addressed the status of detained undocumented immigration children and found substantial questions regarding the compliance of both the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the quality care standards and the terms of the Flores Settlement Agreement for unaccompanied minor children. Further, the Commission examined policies and standards surrounding the detention of families at residential centers operated by DHS. In 2018, as part of implementing its ‘‘zero tolerance’’ program for border crossings, the federal government began forcibly separating undocumented immigrant children from their parent. After reversing this policy, the federal government stated it would seek legal authority to allow indefinite detention of children and their families. In July 2018, the Commission voted to reopen its investigation on the conditions of immigration detention, and appointed a Subcommittee to examine the issue further. The Commission’s Subcommittee has sought information from DHS and HHS, in the form of interrogatories and document requests. The Commission’s requests to DHS and HHS are available on our website. To supplement the solicited information, the Commission’s Subcommittee will hold an in-person public comment session on the condition of immigration detention centers and status of treatment of immigrants, including children. This inperson public comment session will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. The Commission Subcommittee seeks to hear from members of the public, including policy advocates, legal experts, affected persons, and other individuals who wish to speak on the issue. Members of the public will have up to approximately five (5) minutes to address the Commission, with spots allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a limited time for the Commissioners to engage in direct dialogue with the members of the public. Individuals will be able to register for speaking slots, both online PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13003 and at the public comment session (in person). The event will also live-stream at https://www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/ videos. (Streaming information subject to change.) If attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Pamela Dunston at 202–376–8105 or at access@usccr.gov at least seven (7) business days before the date of the meeting. The Commission will provide interpretation services in Spanish. Individuals are also welcome to bring their own interpreters (for Spanish or other languages). Additional time may be allotted to individuals requiring interpretation services, as necessary. Online registration: On Thursday, April 4, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT, individuals will be able to register to speak online at Eventbrite: https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/public-commentsession-immigrant-detention-treatmenttickets-59108479052. This registration option will remain open until all slots are filled, and no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 11, 2019. An individual who successfully registers online must be physically present for the public comment session no later than 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 12 (signin opens at 9:00 a.m.), or risk forfeiting the individual’s speaking slot. In person registration, Friday, April 12: Individuals will have the opportunity to sign up for a limited number of speaking slots, in person, the day of the public comment session, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. If the online registration spots are not filled, or individuals who signed up online do not appear to claim their spot, these spots will open up to any further interested participants. Written comments: The Commission also welcomes written submission of material for consideration. Please submit such information no later than May 13, 2019 to immigration@usccr.gov or by mail to: Staff Director/Public Comments, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. You can stay abreast of updates at: www.usccr.gov, Twitter, and Facebook. Dated: March 29, 2019. Brian Walch, Director, Communications and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2019–06530 Filed 4–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of commission business meeting; public comment session 
and written comment submission on Immigration Detention Centers and 
Treatment of Immigrants.

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DATES: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); 
written comment submission through Monday, May 13, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Place: National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
11th Floor, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425 (Entrance on F Street NW).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Walch, (202) 376-8371; TTY: 
(202) 376-8116; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting and public comment session is 
open to the public. There will also be a call-in line for individuals 
who desire to listen to the meeting: 1-800-682-0995, Conference ID 102-
3168. The sessions will also live-stream at https://www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos. (Streaming information subject to change.) If 
attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to [email protected]. 
Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Pamela 
Dunston at 202-376-8105 or at [email protected] at least seven (7) 
business days before the date of the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

I. Commission Business Meeting: 9:00 a.m.
II. Public Comment Session: Immigration Detention Centers and Treatment 
of Immigrants: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (end time subject to change).
III. Break: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (break start time subject to change).
IV. Commission Subcommittee Meeting: Immigration Detention Centers and 
Treatment of Immigrants: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Detailed Information

Public Comment Session and Written Comment Submission: Immigration 
Detention Centers and Treatment of Immigrants

    In 2015, the Commission issued a report, With Liberty and Justice 
for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities. 
In that report, the Commission specifically addressed the status of 
detained undocumented immigration children and found substantial 
questions regarding the compliance of both the Office of Refugee 
Resettlement of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the quality care standards 
and the terms of the Flores Settlement Agreement for unaccompanied 
minor children. Further, the Commission examined policies and standards 
surrounding the detention of families at residential centers operated 
by DHS.
    In 2018, as part of implementing its ``zero tolerance'' program for 
border crossings, the federal government began forcibly separating 
undocumented immigrant children from their parent. After reversing this 
policy, the federal government stated it would seek legal authority to 
allow indefinite detention of children and their families. In July 
2018, the Commission voted to reopen its investigation on the 
conditions of immigration detention, and appointed a Subcommittee to 
examine the issue further. The Commission's Subcommittee has sought 
information from DHS and HHS, in the form of interrogatories and 
document requests. The Commission's requests to DHS and HHS are 
available on our website.
    To supplement the solicited information, the Commission's 
Subcommittee will hold an in-person public comment session on the 
condition of immigration detention centers and status of treatment of 
immigrants, including children. This in-person public comment session 
will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 
2019. The Commission Subcommittee seeks to hear from members of the 
public, including policy advocates, legal experts, affected persons, 
and other individuals who wish to speak on the issue.
    Members of the public will have up to approximately five (5) 
minutes to address the Commission, with spots allotted on a first-come, 
first-serve basis. There will be a limited time for the Commissioners 
to engage in direct dialogue with the members of the public. 
Individuals will be able to register for speaking slots, both online 
and at the public comment session (in person).
    The event will also live-stream at https://www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos. (Streaming information subject to change.) If attending 
in person, we ask that you RSVP to [email protected]. Persons 
with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Pamela Dunston 
at 202-376-8105 or at [email protected] at least seven (7) business days 
before the date of the meeting.
    The Commission will provide interpretation services in Spanish. 
Individuals are also welcome to bring their own interpreters (for 
Spanish or other languages). Additional time may be allotted to 
individuals requiring interpretation services, as necessary.
    Online registration: On Thursday, April 4, 2019, beginning at 9:00 
a.m. EDT, individuals will be able to register to speak online at 
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-comment-session-immigrant-detention-treatment-tickets-59108479052. This registration 
option will remain open until all slots are filled, and no later than 
5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 11, 2019. An individual who 
successfully registers online must be physically present for the public 
comment session no later than 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 12 (sign-in opens 
at 9:00 a.m.), or risk forfeiting the individual's speaking slot.
    In person registration, Friday, April 12: Individuals will have the 
opportunity to sign up for a limited number of speaking slots, in 
person, the day of the public comment session, beginning at 9:00 a.m. 
on Friday, April 12, 2019. If the online registration spots are not 
filled, or individuals who signed up online do not appear to claim 
their spot, these spots will open up to any further interested 
participants.
    Written comments: The Commission also welcomes written submission 
of material for consideration. Please submit such information no later 
than May 13, 2019 to [email protected] or by mail to: Staff 
Director/Public Comments, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425.
    You can stay abreast of updates at: www.usccr.gov, Twitter, and 
Facebook.

    Dated: March 29, 2019.
Brian Walch,
Director, Communications and Public Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2019-06530 Filed 4-1-19; 8:45 am]
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