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Immigration Detention Centers

Our Immigration Policy Is Not Only Unjust - It's Un-American

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Today, yes today, the United States of America maintains the largest system of immigrant detention camps of any nation on the planet. Not North Korea, not Yemen, not the People's Republic of China, but us. The People of the United States. Have we not learned our lesson?

America Should Think Hard Before Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Like Me

Martine Kalaw | Posted 01.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Martine Kalaw

As Congress continues to debate whether to deport undocumented immigrants back to "where they belong," let's pause to consider what such a statement means. If you're anything like me, it should leave you perplexed.

250 Immigrant Children Given Overdose Of Hep A Vaccine At Texas Detention Center

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.10.2015 | Crime

The South Texas Family Residential Center administered an adult dosage of the hepatitis A vaccine to nearly 250 immigrant children last week. While th...

No Holds Barred

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Gottschalk reminds us that racial disparities in the prison population remain breathtakingly high. Although she finds little evidence of overt bias and stereotyping in sentencing, she notes that "a little bias" -- in charges prosecutors decide to file and the plea bargains they accept -- can go a long way.

Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

While President Obama's expanded deportation relief is a welcome move -- the truth is that without addressing immigration detention, immigrants will continue to suffer horrifying conditions in detention centers.

Cheering for the USA From a Detention Center in Florence, Arizona

Luis F. Mancheno | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis F. Mancheno

I left the detention center still in shock and thinking about this group of men. Although the US government had hurt them so much, they still identified strongly with the place where they grew up, the place where their families are, and the place where they saw their kids born.

The Unfulfilled Promise of International Migrants Day

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Today marks International Migrants Day, a day to be commemorated and celebrated by all in support of immigrants and their contributions to our communi...

Bloomberg View Comes Out Against 'Inhumane' Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The editors of Bloomberg View, the opinion arm of Bloomberg News, came out against solitary confinement in an editorial on Thursday that said the use ...

Reducing Immigration Detention

Alison Pennington | Posted 04.30.2013 | San Francisco
Alison Pennington

In the past decade, immigration detention has soared to unprecedented levels. But as Congress debates immigration reform, the conversation has been nearly silent on the bloated immigration detention system.

How the President Can Save the Holidays

Jakada Imani | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Jakada Imani

Not only do our tax dollars fund detention facilities themselves but breaking up families has many other costs.

169 Guards, One Prisoner

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

You would think the prisoner was Hannibal Lecter on steroids. A staggering 169 officers are being paid to guard one inmate at the Grünau detention ce...

Behind the Walls of an Immigration Detention Center in Florence, Arizona [VIDEO]

Ted Hesson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Ted Hesson

During our time in Tucson, we met with 27-year-old Hector, a former detainee who spoke in detail about his experience in an immigration detention center.

Death for Profit

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Bryan Holcomb, an ex-CCA quality assurance manager, spoke exclusively to Cuéntame's Immigrant For Sale producers to expose the negligent operations at Stewart Detention Center.

Gulags American-Style: Where People Disappear

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to s...

When Does Deportation Become Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I have been railing against deportation practices in the US for decades and hope that the Court will avail itself of this opportunity to inject some order and compassion into the process.

Secret Immigration Detention Centers Exist In Colorado: Report

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An upcoming report from The Nation purports to expose 186 secret Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, four of which are locate...

Good News on Immigration Detention But Keeping the Pressure On

Michelle Brané | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Brané

Some 440,000 immigrants and asylum-seekers are expected to be detained in the U.S. this year. We need to be realistic. We need immigration reform and that has to come from Congress.

Kennedy, Menendez And Gillibrand Introduce Bills To Stop Immigrant Detainee Abuse

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Thursday responded to a growing number of reports about t...