‘Cruel, Unfair and Racist’: Black Immigrants Whose Fathers Are U.S. Citizens Push to Overturn Law That Keeps Them From Obtaining Citizenship

‘Cruel, Unfair and Racist’: Black Immigrants Whose Fathers Are U.S. Citizens Push to Overturn Law That Keeps Them From Obtaining Citizenship

By Liz Vinson, SPL Center Behind the steel gates of a remote immigrant prison in Georgia lies a visitation room where detained people speak to visitors through a plexiglass window. There are messages etched on the visitor’s side – words the detained men and women sitting opposite can’t see. “Be anxious for nothing,” one message […]

ICE Spread COVID-19 Across the Country, Not Just in Immigration Detention Centers

ICE Spread COVID-19 Across the Country, Not Just in Immigration Detention Centers

ICE Protest outside Bergen County Jail – “Breakdown Walls At The Border Detention Centers and Prisons” Banner held up at march against ICE. – Hackensack, New Jersey, USA – November 27th, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mishandled the coronavirus outbreak in detention centers so badly that it […]

Lawsuit Challenges new law Closing Immigrant Detention Center in Tacoma

Lawsuit Challenges new law Closing Immigrant Detention Center in Tacoma

By Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times The GEO Group, a huge private prison corporation, is suing the state, claiming a new law mandating the closure of the immigrant detention center it runs in Tacoma would unconstitutionally subvert federal authority. Not only does the law enacted by the Legislature in March interfere with a contract signed between […]

Firsthand Experiences Inside ICE Facilities During the Pandemic Underscore Why Immigration Detention Should be Abolished

Firsthand Experiences Inside ICE Facilities During the Pandemic Underscore Why Immigration Detention Should be Abolished

ICE Protest outside Bergen County Jail: Protesters outside the jail with abolish ICE signs. – Hackensack, New Jersey, USA – November 29th, 2020 (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Staff, Immigration Impact Many of us will always vividly remember the fear and lack of control that took hold as COVID-19 spread through our communities. While many […]

DOJ Appeals Ruling Limiting Immigrant Detentions Without a Court Hearing

DOJ Appeals Ruling Limiting Immigrant Detentions Without a Court Hearing

By Paul Moses and Tim Healy, Documented NY The Biden administration has filed a notice to appeal a Manhattan federal judge’s groundbreaking order that limited immigrant detentions by instructing the government to provide court hearings for immigration detainees within 10 days of their arrest. Judge Alison Nathan’s Nov. 30 ruling at U.S. District Court in […]

Biden can end the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

Biden can end the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

By Mahuri Grewal, Washington Post The administration of President-elect Joe Biden must do more than reverse the cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration. While the Trump administration’s policies have been particularly egregious, they are just the latest manifestation of a system that is fundamentally flawed. It is not enough to just turn back the […]