Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Downtown, Chicago-July 13, 2019: Protest against ICE and Customs and Border Patrol Detention Centers. Front line marchers with banners supporting immigration. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive History records show that over a century ago, the United States Congress passed the first law that mandated the detention of any person not entitled to admission into […]

House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact As midterm election season heats up, House Republicans on the “American Security Task Force” have produced a new framework for what they say is a plan to “secure the border.” Despite the claim of new ideas to tackle the situation at the border, the framework is almost identical to prior legislative and […]

US Officials Travel to Venezuela for Discussions About Detained Americans

US Officials Travel to Venezuela for Discussions About Detained Americans

Porlamar, Venezuela. September 17th, 2016: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro before the opening ceremony at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela (Shutterstock) By Jennifer Hansler, CNN A US government delegation quietly traveled to Venezuela “for discussions about the welfare and safety of US nationals in Venezuela,” a State Department spokesperson told CNN on […]

Immigrant Bail Bond Industry Is ‘Wild West,’ State Lawmakers Say

The city’s elected officials in Albany want to establish a regulatory framework that would prevent detained immigrants from having to pay exorbitant fees, including upwards of $400 a month for the privilege of wearing an ankle monitor.

Immigrant Bail Bond Industry Is ‘Wild West,’ State Lawmakers Say

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 1, 2021: Marchers demanding the Biden administration make progress on immigration reform, head to a rally near the US Capitol. March began at Black Lives Matter Plaza. (Shutterstock) By Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio and Gabriel Sandoval, Documented NY With only days left in the legislative session, Albany lawmakers are pushing […]

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 […]