Investigation Confirms Immigrant Women Held by ICE Underwent Illegal Medical Procedures at Georgia Facility

Investigation Confirms Immigrant Women Held by ICE Underwent Illegal Medical Procedures at Georgia Facility

By Linda Nwoke, A Journal Exclusive In September 2020, the news broke on a class-action lawsuit filed by former detainees at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, against several parties, including the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Center, Dr. Mahendra Amin, and the Irwin County Hospital. The facility, under the […]

ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations

ICE Fails to Justify Solitary Confinement Placements and Identify Vulnerable Populations

By Emily Creighton, Immigration Impact Solitary confinement is widely criticized as a cruel and unnecessary practice. It’s largely unsupported by the public as a disciplinary measure and badly in need of reform. On October 26, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on solitary confinement practices used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). […]

New Report Shows Disproportionate Abuse of Black Immigrants in Detention

New Report Shows Disproportionate Abuse of Black Immigrants in Detention

By Raul Pinto, Immigration Impact Black immigrants in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) disproportionately face abuse while in detention, a report released last week finds. Published by several organizations including the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Freedom for Immigrants (FFI), the report argues that this discriminatory treatment of Black […]

Legal Service Providers Sue to Remove Barriers to Access to Counsel in Immigration Detention

Legal Service Providers Sue to Remove Barriers to Access to Counsel in Immigration Detention

Los Angeles, CA / USA – June 14, 2020: Protest leader holds megaphone at the demonstration against children in immigrant detention at City Hall in Downtown. (Shutterstock) By Emma Winger, Immigration Impact Legal service organizations have sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for preventing people jailed at four immigration detention centers from having meaningful […]

New Report Makes Clear: As Detention Capacity Increases, So Do ICE Arrests

Report underscores how immigration detention capacity is a key driver of ICE enforcement.

New Report Makes Clear: As Detention Capacity Increases, So Do ICE Arrests

Manhattan, USA – 11. November 2021: US Customs and border protection vehicle and officer in NYC. Veterans Day parade in Manhattan. ICE officer. (Shutterstock) By Detention Watch Network Washington, DC — A new report from Detention Watch Network, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Ceres Policy Research outlines the direct link between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now

Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact In a blow to the Department of Homeland Security’s attempts to set priorities for immigration enforcement, late last week the Supreme Court of the United States decided 5-4 to deny a request from the Department of Justice to restore the priorities while litigation continues. This decision comes after a confusing several months, […]

Updated ICE Directive Fails to Deliver Meaningful Protections for Immigrant Families

Updated ICE Directive Fails to Deliver Meaningful Protections for Immigrant Families

By Gianna Borroto, Immigration Impact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced a new directive aimed at preserving family unity and the parental rights of noncitizens. The directive, “Interests of Noncitizen Parents and Legal Guardians of Minor Children or Incapacitated Adults,” went into effect on July 14. Though media outlets have lauded the policy […]

ICE is Developing New ID Card for Migrants Amid Growing Arrivals at the Border

ICE is Developing New ID Card for Migrants Amid Growing Arrivals at the Border

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN The Biden administration is developing a new identification card for migrants to serve as a one-stop shop to access immigration files and, eventually, be accepted by the Transportation Security Administration for travel, according to two Homeland Security officials. The initiative is part of an ongoing effort by the Biden administration to […]

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