Tag Archives: Detention Centers

COVID-19 Cases at One Texas Immigration Detention Center Soared in a Matter of Days. Now, Town Leaders Want Answers.

Coronavirus infections continue to rise at migrant detention facilities in towns with limited resources. Some local governments want details on what’s being done to safeguard the public. ...

For Private Prisons, Detaining Immigrants Is Big Business

Thomas W. Beasley had something for sale, and figured he could market it the same as any other merchandise. “You just sell it like you were selling cars or real estate or hamburgers,” he told an interviewer. ...

Attorneys’ report slams conditions for migrant children at U.S. detention centers

Children and their parents interviewed by the attorneys described cramped cells where there wasn’t enough space or bedding to sleep, cold or frozen food and a lack of access to basic hygiene products like toothbrushes an ...

ICE Detainee Dies in For-Profit Georgia Immigrant Detention Center

Immigration detention isn’t just costly—it’s deadly. Efrain De La Rosa, a 40-year-old Mexican national, was found unresponsive in his cell at Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center on July 10 and was pronounced dead soon aft ...

Workers Running Shelters for Immigrant Kids Are Overworked, Undertrained, and Really Stressed Out

The employees were in the ninth hour of another 12-hour shift Saturday afternoon at a converted Walmart now housing immigrant boys when a teenage resident took off. ...

Women say immigrant detention guards retained despite abuse

In a Monday statement, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the women alleged that guards retained their jobs at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, despite sexually abusing them. MALDE ...

Democrats Visit Immigrant Detention Center On Father’s Day To Protest Family Separations

A group of Democratic lawmakers visited an immigrant detention facility in New Jersey on Father’s Day to speak with asylum-seekers who have been separated from their families under a new Trump administration policy. ...

Democratic lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas

The lawmakers came to South Texas, they say, to learn more about the agency's processing of undocumented immigrants entering the United States, including a policy to refer all people who cross the border illegally for cr ...

Dem lawmakers make surprise visit to ICE detention center

Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.), Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.), Albio Sires (N.J.) and Bill Pascrell (N.J.) arrived around 9 a.m. at the Elizabeth, N.J., c ...

Transgender Migrant Dies While in US Custody

The outcry came even as President Donald Trump and others increasingly criticize the practice known as "catch and release" in which migrants are freed while subject to deportation. ...

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