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    Protester wears an "Abolish ICE" face mask at an anti-deportation rally in March. ICE is a relatively new agency, created by Congress in 2003 in response to the Sept. 11 attacks New Jersey’s Bergen County commissioner board has unanimously voted to end the county jail’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Any ICE contract loss is great news for...
    Whistleblower Dawn Wooten and advocates call for the closure of Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia last year. An extensive new report sheds further light on the abuses against immigrants detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia, including first-hand accounts from women abused by a notorious gynecologist who is under federal investigation. The report, authored by a number of leading...
    Protesters march to offices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 13, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Hudson County Correctional Facility in New Jersey says it will no longer detain people for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Documented reports. Local officials had expressed openness to ending the county’s agreement with ICE this past spring, though no final steps had been...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  The number of detained illegal immigrants slightly declined as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have hardly arrested anyone, federal data processed by the Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse shows. Around 25,000 people are currently detained at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, though Customs and Border Protection...
    Demonstrators protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of immigrants families in detention centers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2020. Immigrants are no longer being detained at the notorious Georgia facility currently the focus of a federal investigation for medical abuses against detained women. While Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec....
    The number of detained illegal immigrants slightly declined as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have hardly arrested anyone, federal data processed by the Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse shows. Around 25,000 people are currently detained at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, though Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials apprehended most of the immigrants held in the detention centers,...
    Demonstrators outside the Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey, 2017 Immigrants detained at several detention facilities in California last year held hunger strikes, prayer vigils, and other peaceful demonstrations to draw attention to dangerous conditions amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Their message to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and detention sites was an urgent one: Our lives are at risk. Please...
    Demonstrators outside the Northwest Detention Center in 2017 In a victory for immigrants and their advocates this week, a federal judge ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must test detained people for COVID-19 before transferring them to the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) Tacoma, Washington. It seems like it would make public health sense to have already been doing that, but this lawsuit...
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in May that the Georgia facility where immigrant women abused by a notorious gynecologist were held would be shuttered. It was a momentous victory for both immigrants and their advocates, who had been calling for the Irwin County Detention Center’s closure as part of justice for women traumatized by Dr. Mahendra...
    Demonstrators outside New Jersey's Elizabeth Detention Center, 2017. With the stroke of a pen, New Jersey has become the fifth state in the nation to severely limit or outright ban federal immigration detention. Advocates across the state (and country) celebrated when Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed a historic bill that bans new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contracts in...
    Medical professionals urge the release of detained immigrants amid the pandemic, photo from May 2020 Following months of pleas from advocates including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Biden administration has escalated efforts to vaccinate detained immigrants against COVID-19. CBS News reports that 22,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody have received at least one dose, “a 167% increase from early July, when 8,221...
    EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Both private prison profiteer GEO Group and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to endanger the lives of detained immigrants through the irresponsible use of pesticides. The Counter reports the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned the company about a toxic chemical used to clean numerous surfaces and microwaves widely used by immigrants at the Northwest ICE Processing...
    A rally commemorating the life of Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, the first immigrant to die after contracting COVID-19 in ICE custody. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it’s seeking government records relating to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) deplorable practice of refusing to free gravely ill immigrants only until they’re near death. Immigrant rights advocates have long said federal immigration officials have...
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (KABC) -- Twelve undocumented immigrants were detained Thursday morning after a panga boat they were traveling in washed ashore off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes, authorities say.The boat was found near Palos Verdes Drive around 8:40 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.Authorities were searching for several other people who may have been...
    Orange Is the New Black mural in Paris, France You might remember how back in 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) infamously shut down a free hotline for detained people seeking legal help after it was featured in an episode of the Emmy-winning Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black? The hotline had been in service for years and fielded thousands of...
    Activist Adam de Monet wears an "Abolish ICE" facemask while joining others during a "Reunite Our Families Now" rally in Los Angeles, California, on March 6, 2021. Thousands of new COVID-19 case were confirmed in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prisons as the number of detained people nearly doubled compared to April, The New York Times reports. “More than 26,000 people were...
    Community members and advocates remember Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, the 57-year-old Salvadoran man who in April 2020 became the first person in ICE custody to die after testing positive for COVID-19. Detained immigrants and their advocates have said since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) isn’t taking this virus seriously (or just doesn’t really care to). For...
    This photo of the Supreme Court seems quite appropriate for this topic today. The Supreme Court’s conservative justices said on Tuesday that the federal government can detain certain immigrants indefinitely, ruling that asylum-seekers who reenter the U.S. without authorization and are then detained shouldn’t even be allowed to ask for bond to pursue their case in freedom, the Los Angeles Times reports. Only justices Stephen Breyer,...
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the government can indefinitely detain select migrants subject to deportation who claim they will face persecution if they are deported back to their country of origin. The court ruled 6-3 that immigrants are not entitled to a bond hearing until their claims can be verified by the government. Liberal Justices Sonya Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer,...
    Saturday about 2 p.m. Night VSAD Officers from the Vilnius Border Guard Books border detainees detained 7 people crossing the border illegally from Belarus in the village of Smilkinicus in the Ignalina district. They had documents from Iraqi citizens. The aliens were assigned to the Pusco Firewall. They sought refuge in Lithuania. Prisoners will be tested COVID-19, And foreigners will...
    (CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement used involuntary and invasive medical procedures, such as force-feeding and forced hydration, in response to hunger strikes by detained immigrants, according to a newly released report from the American Civil Liberties Union and Physicians for Human Rights. The report, which is based on over 10,000 pages of documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, provides...
    Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal. Lawmakers led by Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal are calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to not detain immigrants who were allowed to continue their immigration cases from their own homes and communities due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. While the beginning of the year saw lower numbers of immigrants in ICE detention due to pandemic limits,...
    Demonstrators outside ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C., last year A leading immigrant rights advocacy group has filed a complaint on behalf of two women alleging unsafe, dangerous conditions while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at an Indiana facility. They cite crowded conditions amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, guards who won’t wear masks, and insufficient soap to keep themselves...
    A health care worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccination shot. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling on the Biden administration to give people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “immediate access” to the COVID-19 vaccine. ICE facilities have had an average infection rate five times that of prisons, yet officials created no vaccination plan for immigration detention sites. There is one...
    (CNN)The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Biden administration to provide Covid-19 vaccine access to immigrants in detention, citing the rapid spread of coronavirus in congregate settings, according to a letter sent the Department of Homeland Security and obtained by CNN. Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities wrestled with a growing number...
    Department of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas It’s a rough day for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and that’s a good thing. The Washington Post reports that in a major victory for immigrants and their advocates, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas announced on Thursday that the Biden administration is set to end detention contracts at two facilities in Georgia and Massachusetts. The...
    Demonstrators outside the Elizabeth Detention Center in 2017 A property owner that leases a crowded, windowless warehouse in New Jersey to private prison company CoreCivic has sued to end its contract, alleging the private prison profiteer has failed to protect immigrants detained at the Elizabeth Detention Center (EDC) amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, NorthJersey.com reports. Portview Properties says CoreCivic, which holds a federal contract to detain up to 145...
    Demonstrators outside Otay Mesa in 2018 The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved a one-year, $5 million pilot program that will provide legal assistance to immigrants detained at nearby Otay Mesa Detention Facility, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Unlike in the criminal court system, people facing immigration court aren’t guaranteed legal help, no matter how vulnerable—or young—they might be. “The...
    California's Otay Mesa Detention Center The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas to shut down dozens of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities across the country, citing patterns of abusive conditions and already-reduced population levels due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and other factors. “The Biden administration was elected with a...
    Camila Rojas (L) and Paula Munoz build a memorial to honor the life of Kuan Hui Lee on August 15, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Lee was a 51-year-old man from Taiwan who recently died while in the custody of the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement at the Krome Service Processing Center. The new analysis from The New York Times on Immigration...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump spent four years inflicting untold damage to the rights of immigrants, including people seeking safety in this country. As asylum seekers came to the United States to flee violence and persecution, the Trump administration detained upwards of 50,000 people (a figure Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed), prolonged the detention of families and exercised authority over a...
    "Protesters gather in front of the GEO Group headquarters to speak out against the company that manages private prisons across the United States on May 4, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida." An investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lasting nearly seven months has found that private prison profiteer GEO Group violated the law by misusing a toxic pesticide...
    "Nurse Jasmine Cowherd fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Wayside Christian Mission on March 15, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky." California public health officials say that people in federal immigration detention in facilities located in the state will now be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, KQED reports. State health officials said in an announcement...
    Thousands of helpless young immigrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border. Accommodation is plentiful. For temporary shelters To United States, Biden administration faces the arrival of thousands of young people Immigrants Helpless on the US-Mexico border. As announced Le Figaro, Saturday, March 13, asked a federal organization. Minister of Home Affairs, Alejandro Myorgas, Ordered the United States Emergency Management Agency...
    New York : The border faces an increase in the arrival of unaccompanied children. Photo: John Moore / . The government of the president Joe biden rules out continuing to share information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of immigrants who request custody of children processed at the border. “We are ending the agreement”A senior...
    New York : Immigrants at the Adelanto Detention Center, California. Photo: Aurelia Ventura / Impremedia / La Opinion LOS ANGELES – Immigrants detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) at Adelanto Detention Center, California, denounced this Thursday that they have contracted Helicobacter pylori bacteria and that they were infected by contaminated water. The...
    Dr. Franklyn Rocha Cabrero holds a sign as he joins with protesters outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Broward Transitional Center on May 1, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. A federal judge in New York slammed immigration officials at a detention center in the state for continuing to fail to protect detained immigrants against the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mother Jones...
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reversed a claim it made in January that it was "working with state and local health departments to ensure that the ICE detainee population is included in state vaccination plans," Business Insider reported on Tuesday. The reversal comes after a probe by the Insider that discovered that ICE has no plan to vaccinate the...
    New York : NEW YORK.– The attorneys general of three states, led Letitia james of New York, filed a lawsuit against the company on Monday Libre by Nexus and its matrix Nexus Services, which they accuse of taking advantage of immigrants held in federal prisons through deceptive and abusive practices. According to the main allegation of the lawsuit Libre...
    California lawmakers have asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to address concerns they have about how detained immigrants will get the coronavirus vaccine. In a letter to the Democratic governor Tuesday, state officials led by Sen. Maria Elena Durazo outlined a list of questions they want clarified. Among these are whether the state or the federal government is responsible for delivering vaccines to detainees, reported the Sacramento...
    Activists walk to the entryway gate at the Krome Service Processing Center as they honor the life of Kuan Hui Lee on August 15, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Lee was 51-yea-old man from Taiwan who recently died while in the custody of the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement at the Krome Service Processing Center. Immigrant rights groups have submitted a...
    "Activists stand together near the entryway gate at the Krome Service Processing Center as they honor the life of Kuan Hui Lee on August 15, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Lee was 51 years old man from Taiwan who recently died while in the custody of the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement at the Krome Service Processing Center." A class action...
    Mothers, wives and family members of detainees at the Adelanto Immigration Detention Center rally outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles on September 30, 2020, denouncing the "horrific and scary" conditions for their loved ones inside the facility as they begin a 5-day hunger strike. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s continued refusal to release detained immigrants amid the novel coronavirus pandemic was responsible...
    By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Newly detained immigrants must appear before a judge within 10 days, rather than the weeks or months they’ve sometimes had to endure in recent years, a judge said Monday. Civil rights groups praised the ruling by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan as the first of its kind in the nation...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Newly detained immigrants must appear before a judge within 10 days, rather than the weeks or months they’ve sometimes had to endure in recent years, a judge said Monday. Civil rights groups praised the ruling by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan as the first of its kind in the nation to set such a rule...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is temporarily closing a converted warehouse used to detain immigrants in South Texas for renovation. The McAllen facility garnered international attention when images emerged of children separated from their parents detained in chain-link cages inside. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that the facility, known as the central processing center, will...
            by Kaylee Greenlee   Over 100 illegal immigrants were found at three separate stash houses and detained over the span of a week near Laredo, Texas, border officials announced. The illegal immigrants received medical screenings before they were processed as none were wearing personal protective equipment when officials searched the residences, according to U.S. Customs...
    Over 100 illegal immigrants were found at three separate stash houses and detained over the span of a week near Laredo, Texas, border officials announced. The illegal immigrants received medical screenings before they were processed as none were wearing personal protective equipment when officials searched the residences, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). “Migrants continue to show a...
    Reps. Veronica Escobar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley testify on the Trump administration's family separation policy last year. Leading House Democrats have called on the United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Human Rights to open an investigation into a “clear pattern of alleged human rights violations” committed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) against detained immigrants, writing that while...
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