California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday that will end the use of private prisons and privately-run immigration detention facilities.Under the new law, California will phase out the use of these for-profit, private detention facilities by 2028.
“These aren’t commodities,” he said. “This isn’t Amazon.com. You can’t just order up migrant care.“
New Mexico oil man Johnny Vega laid out his predicament as his crew hoisted pipes from a well during the biggest oil boom in U.S. history.
The fine HBO-produced documentary “Liberty: Mother of Exiles” serves as a comprehensive primer on all things Statue of Liberty. The film is also a vital reminder of the longtime value and significance of immigration and freedom, for which the iconic statue, which attracts 4 million visitors a year, has been perhaps the ultimate symbol.
The U.S. is violating its own law governing treatment of refugees.
A February 2016 report from the American Civil Liberties Union, Detention Watch Network, and the National Immigrant Justice Center asserted that “egregious violations of ICE medical care standards played a prominent role in eight deaths in immigration detention facilities from 2010 to 2012.”
“I don’t want to become another statistic. Another one who showed up dead.”
“We should stop playing games with people at the border.”
“Millions of immigrants through generations have come to this land and, brick by brick, made it a country. Now there’s an attack on the very DNA of this country,” he said. “I think a lot of people forgot how they got here.”
This is what immigration restrictionists have been waiting for.
His lawyer says the 23-year-old fears returning to India because he was beaten on several occasions for supporting a minority political party before fleeing to the U.S. to seek asylum.