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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 r...

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 ...

Are Criminal Justice Reforms and Immigration Policy at Odds?

Marisa Franco | Posted 10.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisa Franco

There is a clear and troubling pattern where policy reforms in the criminal justice system do not extend to immigrants in the criminal justice or immigration enforcement systems. The glaring question is: why not?

'Sanctuary Cities' Bill on Senate Floor Is Unsafe and Unwise

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.

Immigration Activists Renew Focus On Local Battles After National Disappointments

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The immigration reform movement has had a disheartening year. Activists succeeded in persuading President Barack Obama to expand d...

President Obama: Release Jewish Homeschooling Family Imprisoned in the United States

Christina Fialho | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Christina Fialho

The Albrecht family's story reads like a Kafka novel, but begins with an e-mail from former Bay Watch actress Alexandra Paul.

Activists Want To Know Why An ICE Officer Is Back At Work After Fatal Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Black Voices

  A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer who fatally shot a young black man while serving an arrest warrant in April returned to dut...

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 ...

Family Immigrant Detention Ruling Already Having A 'Groundbreaking' Effect For Women And Children

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

  Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following a court ruling on Frid...

Playing Politics With Tragedy: Kathryn Steinle's Death And The Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Sanctuary policies did not kill Kathryn Steinle. In the wake of tragedies like this, we must resist fear-mongering and call out blatant attempts by politicians to veil their racism as outrage for electoral gain.

House Republicans Vote To Penalize Local Law Enforcement Over Immigration Policies

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans get their way, cities and counties would either need to cooperate fully with immigration enforcement or lose feder...

Congress Threatens Sanctuary Cities With Loss Of Law Enforcement Funds

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sheriff Richard Stanek of Hennepin County, Minnesota, is a Republican with a long career in law enforcement. He has no problem cooperat...

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 repe...

Families Of People Killed By Undocumented Immigrants Make Emotional Plea For Congress To Act

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son was killed by an undocumented classmate in 2010, said Tuesday that business mogul Donald Tru...

Republicans Urge Obama Administration To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of putting Americans at risk by allowing localities to opt out of enforcing fed...

Elise Foley

More Mothers, Children To Be Released From Immigrant Detention | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making good on its promise to limit the detention of immigrant families by beginning to release women and ch...

Elise Foley

Why Some Cities Don't Rush To Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants To The Feds | Elise Foley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In March 2007, while Ron Teachman was serving as the chief of police in New Bedford, Massachusetts, immigration enforcement carried out ...

Elise Foley

Jeb Bush, Other Republicans Go After Funding For Sanctuary Cities | Elise Foley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Funds should be withheld from jurisdictions that don't work with immigration agents, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wed...

Elise Foley

Hillary Clinton Piles On San Francisco Officials, Putting Sanctuary Cities Under Even More Heat | Elise Foley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a deadly shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by a man who had been deported five times, lawmakers are calling on the county to dr...

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Immigrant Rights Protesters Arrested Near White House | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six LGBT immigrant rights activists were arrested Tuesday after blocking a street near the White House to protest the Obama administrati...

Immigration Officials May Begin Considering Gender Identity When Housing Transgender Detainees

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of c...

Elise Foley

Critics Say Amenities Don't Make Up For Psychological Damage Done At Family Immigrant Detention Centers | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sister Kathleen Erickson remembers watching a soccer game at a family immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas, while a detainee reco...

Words Beyond Walls: Real Lies and US Immigration Detention

Christina Fialho | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Christina Fialho

Ulises H. is in U.S. immigration detention, but he and his family believe he is a U.S. citizen. Currently, Ulises is detained at the Polk County Adult Detention Center, which was deemed one of the worst immigration detention facilities in 2012 by the Detention Watch Network.

Elise Foley

Backlash Against Mass Family Immigrant Detention Grows As Senate Democrats Pile On | Elise Foley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Democratic members in the House and Senate have now signed on to letters rebuking the Obama administration for expanding t...

I Am an American Cupcake

Rebecca Stoufis | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Stoufis

I am a white, educated, middle class American and as full of fluff as the frosting on the cupcakes before me. I am failing at doing my part as a human being.