Butterfield Calls on ICE Director to Review Disciplinary Actions Placed on Wildin Acosta

Jun 14, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña calling for the immediate review of disciplinary actions administered to Mr. Wildin Acosta while detained at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Acosta, who has been detained at the facility since late-January, is awaiting a decision on his pending appeal currently before the U. S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals.

ICE officials recently confirmed that Wildin Acosta was placed in restricted housing for committing three “low-moderate” offenses within a 90-day period, two of which took place shortly after Reps. Butterfield and Sanford D. Bishop, Jr (GA-02) visited Acosta at the facility.

In his letter, Butterfield respectfully urged ICE Director Saldaña to review the disciplinary actions placed on Wildin Acosta immediately to ensure his fair and proper treatment.

The full text of the letter can be found here.

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