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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

Border Patrol observes a bittersweet reunion through the US-Mexico fence between DACA recipients and parents who’ve been deported. – Nogales, Ariz. / US – June 11, 2013 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigrant Impact In a blow to the Biden administration, a federal judge in Texas has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not to enforce its […]

Mayorkas to Balance Calls to Abolish ICE With Securing Borders

Mayorkas to Balance Calls to Abolish ICE With Securing Borders

By Shaun Courtney, Bloomberg Government President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Homeland Security Department faces a delicate balancing act between immigration advocates calling for an overhaul of deportation policy and law enforcement groups that favor strong borders. Biden’s nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, is a former prosecutor backed by the country’s largest police union. As deputy […]