COVID-19 Rates in ICE Detention are at Record Highs. Advocates are Demanding an Investigation.

COVID-19 Rates in ICE Detention are at Record Highs. Advocates are Demanding an Investigation.

Operated by the for-profit prison company The GEO Group, this ICE Detention Center is accused by the ACLU of medical neglect and mistreatment of inmates. – Aurora, Colorado / USA – 9/21/19 (Shutterstock) By Katy Murdza, Immigration Impact The Omicron variant has spread through immigration detention like wildfire, with a record 14% of people in […]

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have received COVID-19 vaccinations while in federal custody, and half of them are unaccompanied children, according to unpublished government data obtained by CBS News.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 […]

New Report Details Biden’s Broken Promises on Ending the Use of Private Prisons in Federal Incarceration and Immigration Detention

New Report Details Biden’s Broken Promises on Ending the Use of Private Prisons in Federal Incarceration and Immigration Detention

Washington, DC — The Biden administration has failed to deliver on the promise to end the use of private prisons in federal incarceration and immigration detention, according to “Broken Promises: Limits of Biden’s Executive Order on Private Prisons” a new report released today by Detention Watch Network and Project South. The report provides an overview […]

U.S. Citizen Sues After Month-Long Immigration Detention

U.S. Citizen Sues After Month-Long Immigration Detention

By AP An American man filed a lawsuit alleging the U.S. government Monday held him for more than a month in immigration detention even though he was a U.S. citizen. Brian Bukle, 61, sued in federal court alleging he was unfairly kept in an immigration detention facility when he should have been freed after serving […]

US Citizen Sues After Month-Long Immigration Detention

US Citizen Sues After Month-Long Immigration Detention

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An American man filed a lawsuit alleging the U.S. government Monday held him for more than a month in immigration detention even though he was a U.S. citizen. Brian Bukle, 61, sued in federal court alleging he was unfairly kept in an immigration detention facility when he should have been freed […]

Detained Immigrants Transferred Over 350 Miles to Batavia

Detained Immigrants Transferred Over 350 Miles to Batavia

By Massarah Mikati, Times Union BATAVIA — After a New Jersey county ended contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 15 detained immigrants were transferred to the ICE detention center in Batavia. The individuals were transferred 350 miles away to the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility on Nov. 12, ICE confirmed, which is currently holding 301 […]

Groups Call for Transparency Regarding Abuse and Mistreatment of Black Immigrants in Detention

Groups Call for Transparency Regarding Abuse and Mistreatment of Black Immigrants in Detention

By Tsion Gurmu, Legal Manager and Staff Attorney at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Emily Creighton, Legal Director of Transparency The public watched in horror this September as U.S. Border Patrol agents on horses chased down Haitians and other Black migrants who were coming to the United States to seek protection. Despite outcry from […]

Ninth Circuit Lifts Injunction Protecting People in ICE Detention from COVID-19

Ninth Circuit Lifts Injunction Protecting People in ICE Detention from COVID-19

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact In a split decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on October 20 lifted a lower court’s protections for medically vulnerable people locked up in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The protections included requiring that ICE adhere to public health and safety protocols […]