The Biden Administration is on the Wrong Side in This Crucial Supreme Court Immigration Case

A case before the court will determine whether immigrants have access to a bond hearing to justify detention, and whether advocates can use a critical tool to bring them relief.

The Biden Administration is on the Wrong Side in This Crucial Supreme Court Immigration Case

By Michael Tan, ACLU On January 11, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Garland v. Gonzalez, the latest in a series of cases the court has taken on immigration detention. The case presents a basic question: whether the federal government can lock immigrants up, for months or even years, without a hearing to determine […]

U.S. Immigration Agents to Pilot Use of Body-worn Cameras

U.S. Immigration Agents to Pilot Use of Body-worn Cameras

Body camera being worn by police officers in London, to keep officers safe, enabling situation awareness, improving community relations and providing evidence for trials. – London, UK. 26th June 2019 (Shutterstock) By Mica Rosenberg, Reuters U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is rolling out a pilot program to test the feasibility of requiring immigration agents […]

Advocacy Group Fights New ICE Facility in Rhode Island

“The number of immigrants in detention has risen by 56 percent since Biden has taken office,” said Newton Brophy, a Warwick resident and organizer with Never Again Action RI. “This agency has no place on Jefferson Blvd., has no place in Warwick. It certainly has no place in our society…”

Advocacy Group Fights New ICE Facility in Rhode Island

Activists demonstrate to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies in the End ALL Family Separation March. – Cranston, Rhode Island/USA-June 30, 2018 (Shutterstock) By Steve Ahlquist At Monday evening’s meeting of the Warwick City Council immigration justice advocates affiliated with Never Again Action, a Jewish-led immigrant rights movement, spoke out against construction of new United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]

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 […]

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 […]

ICE Begins Mass Mailing Court Notices to Asylum Seekers Released at the Border

ICE Begins Mass Mailing Court Notices to Asylum Seekers Released at the Border

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Since President Biden took office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have released over 250,000 people seeking asylum directly at the border. In nearly half of these cases, people were not released with a formal “Notice to Appear” in immigration court. Instead, officers gave them a “Notice to Report” […]

DHS Issues New Memo Restricting Enforcement Activities in ‘Protected Areas’

DHS Issues New Memo Restricting Enforcement Activities in ‘Protected Areas’

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued “Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas”—a new memo that provides a framework for when and where DHS law enforcement entities can conduct enforcement activities in sensitive locations. The memo applies to enforcement activities of both U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

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 […]

ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement and Unlawfully Destroys Records

ICE Fails to Provide Basic Oversight of Solitary Confinement  and Unlawfully Destroys Records

Demonstrators call to “Free Them All” during an Abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) protest for Javier Maradiaga on February 15, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Emily Creighton U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been known to improperly subject individuals in its custody to solitary confinement and has destroyed solitary confinement records […]