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The Squad and other Democrats ask UN to investigate alleged human rights abuses by DHS

Added 10-23-20 09:29:04pm EST - “A group of House Democrats? has requested that the United Nations? open an investigation into various allegations of abuse by the Homeland Security Department, arguing that the nature and "sheer number" of complaints "necessitates…” - Foxnews.com

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A group of House Democrats has requested that the United Nations open an investigation into various allegations of abuse by the Homeland Security Department, arguing that the nature and "sheer number" of complaints "necessitates and international response."

Sent on Friday, the five-page letter references a long list of news reports and nonprofits alleging that the department mistreated or coerced immigrants in their custody.

"These allegations illustrate a clear pattern of alleged human rights violations by DHS," reads the letter, signed by Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Mark Pocan, D-Wis. In addition to Pocan, "the squad" of progressive freshmen -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., signed on as well.

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