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Obama Administration Considers Ending For-Profit Immigrant Detention

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics

Private prison contractors may lose the ability to run immigrant detention centers as for-profit businesses. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson i...

Photos Offer Rare Look Inside The Facilities Border Agents Use To Hold Unauthorized Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

Unauthorized immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border can spend hours or days in crowded holding facilities without beds, where they huddle fo...

Australia Agrees To Close Controversial Refugee Detention Centre

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 08.17.2016 | World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and Papua New Guinea on Wednesday said they had agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention...

Mothers In Immigrant Detention Vow To Continue Hunger Strike Until They're Released -- Or Dead

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

Mothers detained in a Pennsylvania family immigrant facility ― some for more than a year ― vow to continue a hunger strike that risks their health...

U.S. Can’t Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Immigrant Detainee Yet

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Immigration authorities tried unsuccessfully on Tuesday to get permission to force-feed a man on a 3-week hunger strike at the Stewart Detention Cente...

Bernie Sanders Says It's 'Time To Shut Down' Pennsylvania Family Immigrant Detention Center

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

The fight to shut down a controversial family immigrant detention center in Pennsylvania received high-profile support on Thursday from Democratic pre...

Immigration Detainees Begin Hunger Strike At Georgia Center

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Two undocumented immigrants locked in Stewart Detention Center in rural Georgia are refusing food, authorities said Thursday. The protest, described a...

These Immigrants Died In Government Custody, And That Could Have Been Prevented

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Pablo Gracida-Conte had reported problems with vomiting, nausea and chest pains during his 142 days in immigrant custody in 2011, according to a gover...

Asylum Seekers Detained in Aurora

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jessie Ulibarri

I was shaken out of my holiday bliss when I received a call from a concerned constituent about a group of seventeen aspiring Americans being detained at a for-profit prison, GEO, located in Aurora, CO, just outside of my district.

Martin O'Malley Accuses Rivals Of 'Worn-Out Politics' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley knocked his rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for their immigration...

Children Send Christmas Wishes To Kids In Immigrant Detention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Over the past four years, children have penned thousands of letters over the holidays to President Barack Obama and members of Congress urging them to...

Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley Campaigns Support Immigrant Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

Immigrant men on a hunger strike protesting their detention now have the backing of two Democratic presidential candidates. The campaigns of Sen. Ber...

Immigrant Detainee Hunger Strike Grows As Men Plead To Be Released

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Men in six immigrant detention centers have joined a hunger strike to demand they be released and granted asylum in the U.S. because the...

Judges Call for Curb on Immigration Detention, Administration Should Listen -- and Act

Andrew Wachtenheim | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Andrew Wachtenheim

The federal court decision blocking the president's executive actions on immigration wasn't the only significant judicial intervention in immigration policy in recent days.

Bernie Sanders Promises Action On Immigration In First 100 Days As President

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promised Monday to begin taking executive action on immigration reform during the first 100 days of h...

Detained Immigrant Women Claim Retaliation For Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

A hunger strike at a Texas immigrant detention center for women has swelled from 27 women to potentially hundreds, and three ringleaders have faced re...

Pennsylvania Warns Family Immigrant Detention Center: Change Policies Or Lose Your License

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

One of the three facilities that detains immigrant families in the United States will not be allowed to expand and could lose its license to operate f...

ICE Fails To Investigate Allegations Of Abuse At Detention Centers: Report

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.21.2015 | Latino Voices

The federal government is failing to adequately inspect allegations of abuse in immigrant detention centers, according to a report released on Wednesd...

Undocumented Immigrants Decry Solitary Confinement At Georgia Detention Center

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.14.2015 | Latino Voices

Several immigrant detainees are decrying the conditions at a remote, privately-run detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia, following a protest that was ...

How To Deport 11 Million People Humanely*

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2015 | Latino Voices

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he has a plan to deport or drive out every single undocumented immigrant in 18 to 24 months. He's ...

Obama Administration Accused Of Violating Constitutional Rights Of Immigrant Detainees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detention facilities are violating detainees' civil and constitutional rights and failing to meet basic standards of treatment...

Bernie Sanders Wants To End Private Prisons In 3 Years

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation on Thursday that promises to ban government co...

These Young Students And Lawyers Are Helping Women And Children Get Out Of Immigrant Detention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cat Kim, a recent graduate from Columbia Law School, had two missions this summer. One was studying for and taking the California bar ex...

Critics See Chance To End Family Immigrant Detention Entirely

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling's momentum to kill t...

ICE Refused To Release Child Vomiting Blood From Family Immigrant Detention

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices

Celina Gutiérrez Cruz’s journey to the United States began with a threat. In a northern border town in Honduras, a gang repeatedly tried to force G...