Agency: Migrant Fatally Shot Being Detained After Escape Bid

Agency: Migrant Fatally Shot Being Detained After Escape Bid

A migrant reads the sign that indicates the location of the border between Mexico and the United States. – Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 08-28-2021 (Shutterstock) By Anita Snow, AP PHOENIX (AP) — Customs and Border Protection officials say a migrant who died of gunshot wounds after a weekend encounter with a Border Patrol agent was shot […]

New Orleans Human Rights Groups Speak out Against Abuse of Detainees

New Orleans Human Rights Groups Speak out Against Abuse of Detainees

Anti Trump immigration policy rally in Armstrong Park – New Orleans, LA – June 30, 2018 (Shutterstock) A coalition of human rights groups wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calling for its immediate intervention into allegations of human rights abuses against detainees in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office […]

Small Percentage of Processed Migrants Received COVID-19 Vaccines

Small Percentage of Processed Migrants Received COVID-19 Vaccines

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News Just a small percentage of the hundreds of thousands of migrants processed by the U.S. this year have received COVID-19 vaccinations while in federal custody, and half of them are unaccompanied children, according to unpublished government data obtained by CBS News. Collectively, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the […]

$1/Day Labor Program for Immigrants in Detention Ruled Unlawful in Washington State

$1/Day Labor Program for Immigrants in Detention Ruled Unlawful in Washington State

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact In a landmark court decision, Geo Group—one of the largest private prison companies that own and/or manage dozens of immigrant detention centers across the United States—was found to have violated Washington state’s minimum wage laws. The company has been ordered to pay over $23 million, $17.3 million of which will […]

Federal Jury: Immigrant Detainees Are Owed Minimum Wage

Federal Jury: Immigrant Detainees Are Owed Minimum Wage

By Gene Johnson, AP News SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury has determined that The GEO Group must pay minimum wage — rather than $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state. The verdict came Wednesday in U.S. District Court in […]

Not Enough Water, Toilets Full Of Human Excrement, No Showers: ICE Detainees In Texas Described The Storm’s Misery

Not Enough Water, Toilets Full Of Human Excrement, No Showers: ICE Detainees In Texas Described The Storm’s Misery

By Adolfo Flores and Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed As millions across Texas endured freezing temperatures without running water or electricity this week, immigrants detained by ICE said they have endured their own misery with not enough to drink, toilets full of human excrement that couldn’t be flushed, and days without being able to shower. At the […]