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Detention Policy

Immigration Reform: Don't Leave Women and Children Behind

Michelle Brané | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Michelle Brané

When I met Luz at an immigration detention facility in rural Pennsylvania, she was desperate to see her one-year-old son. Luz was about to be deported back to Ecuador with her teenage son, but she didn't want to leave without her baby, who, unlike the rest of the family, was a U.S. citizen.

A Peculiar and Pernicious Myth: Domestic Military Detentions

Kate Martin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Kate Martin

There is an extraordinary claim being widely circulated: that the defense bill recently signed by the president authorizes the detention without charge of Americans and other terrorist suspects found in the United States. That is simply untrue.

Let's Not Give up on Immigration Detention Reform Quite Yet

Michelle Brané | Posted 12.09.2011 | Latino Voices
Michelle Brané

But this is the wrong approach. The reality is that change is hard. It comes in ebbs and flows, and some days it does seem that we are wasting our time. But we cannot forget that we have made some very important accomplishments, even if there is a long way to go.

Obama Administration Implicated in Illegal Detention of Kenyan Human Rights Worker

Clara Gutteridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clara Gutteridge

Al-Amin Kimathi's disgraceful arrest is symptomatic of the Obama administration's continued support for abusive counter-terror practices which were pioneered by the Bush administration

The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib Exorcised?

Jerrold D. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerrold D. Green

By starting the unorthodox practice of permitting family members to visit those in custody, there is an increasingly large group of Afghans who have experienced positive exposure to US personnel and operations in Afghanistan.

Renewed Calls for Overhaul of Detention System

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Contrary to expectations, the Obama administration has yet to deliver on its promises to overhaul the current detention system and the issue seems to ...

Wait a Minute -- If It's a War, Aren't You Supposed to Kill Them?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

If it's a war and you find an enemy on the battlefield, you kill him. Opting in the first instance to detain and interrogate someone, on the other hand, is what you're doing if you're running a criminal investigation.

Transfers Imminent as Varick Street Immigration Detention Center Set to Close

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to close its 300-bed facility at Varick Street in Manhattan is of great concern to immigrant rights advocates.

Protestors Agitated, ICE Responded - and a Haitian Immigrant is Released from Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene M. Roberts

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status - and suspension of deportation - would be granted to Haitian ...

Juvenile Justice and Race: An Uphill Climb to the Bottom

James Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Bell

Has it become an accepted fact of life in the United States that the machinery of justice applies almost solely to people of color?

The Faces of Detention and Deportation: Jean Murat Montrevil

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Instead of expending its resources to deport immigrants like Jean Murat Montrevil, ICE should exercise its discretion to grant Deferred Action.

The Least of These: Family Detention in America

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Given the financial and other challenges of housing families in detention centers, Obama should consider more 'civil' alternatives available, such as releasing families into the community.

Time to De-ICE the Department of Corrections

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Dora Schriro, the new commissioner of corrections for New York City, should fight to remove Immigrations and Customs Enforcement from New York City's jails.

Sam Stein

White House Won't Rule Out Sending Terror Suspects To Countries That Torture | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will not rule out sending terror suspect to countries known for sanctioning torture. But the White House promised to institut...