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 […]

Advocates Win Federal Court Appointment of Special Master to Oversee ICE Custody Releases

Advocates Win Federal Court Appointment of Special Master to Oversee ICE Custody Releases

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) RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A federal court last night granted civil rights organizations’ motion to appoint a special master, or independent third party, that will […]

Biden’s Immigration Changes too Late for Grandfather Deported on Inauguration Day

Biden’s Immigration Changes too Late for Grandfather Deported on Inauguration Day

U.S. President Joe Biden at the Inauguration ceremony. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. , Jan. 20, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters CIUDAD JUAREZ (Reuters) – As U.S. President Joe Biden took the oath of office last Wednesday, Felipe Ortega sat in a van handcuffed and chained at the waist and […]