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Entries by End ICE Abuse from 10/2011

The Tragic Costs of Immigration Detention

| Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices

It makes no sense to be expanding a comparable detention regime that costs too much in wasted dollars and ruined lives, and does little to make us safer. Our series seeks a reckoning with an immigration lock-up system that has spiraled out-of-control.

Ending The Laws That Fuel Mass Detention and Deportation

| Posted 10.21.2011 | Latino Voices

For the last fifteen years, IIRIRA has filled detention beds, fueled a booming business industry, and torn men and women from their families and communities, with no clear gains to public safety. After years of wasted taxpayer dollars and ruined lives, we need to end mandatory detention and deportation.

"I was scared for my life": Trapped in Detention With a Mental Disability

| Posted 10.24.2011 | Latino Voices

Trying to fix the regulations misses the point; people with mental disabilities should not be in removal proceedings in the first place.

Immigration Detention: A Death Sentence for Far Too Many

| Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

Ahmad Tanveer, a Pakistani New Yorker held in immigration detention at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold, N.J., died in anonymity in 2005 despite telling officials of severe chest pain and pleading for hours for medical assistance — pleas that were not responded to until it was too late.

Immigration Detainees Fear Rape and Death

| Posted 10.27.2011 | Latino Voices

There is one immediate thing the Obama administration can do to help ensure the protection of immigration detainees: make sure that all detainees are covered under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003.

Locked Up with No End in Sight

| Posted 10.27.2011 | Latino Voices

The ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project receives hundreds of letters each month from individuals inside immigration detention who have been locked up for years, fighting their cases to remain in the United States.

Battling Prison Rape: Immigration Detainees Deserve Protection, Too

| Posted 10.29.2011 | Latino Voices

As a first step to address the systemic problem of sexual assault in immigration custody, the Obama administration must ensure that the final DOJ rule implementing PREA covers all immigration detainees, including the hundreds, if not thousands, of victims who remain voiceless and vulnerable under the current system.