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Asylum Seekers and Immigrants Detained in Georgia Face Insurmountable Hurdles to Asylum, Release, and Counsel

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 08.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
B. Shaw Drake

Last week I visited the two immigration detention centers in South Georgia--Irwin County Detention Center and the Stewart Detention Center, which is the largest U.S. immigration detention center for adults.

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.

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...

Detained Immigrants Exploited for Profit

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Stewart is not the exception, but the rule, in immigration detention today. It is unacceptable to spend billions in taxpayer dollars every year to contract with corporations such as CCA that perpetrate human rights abuses against this vulnerable population.

Immigration Detention Conditions in Georgia Run Afoul of Human Rights Standards

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

ICE should discontinue detaining immigrants at the corporate-run Stewart and Irwin County Detention Centers given the extent of the documented violations as well as the distance to family and communities of support.

The 'Sunk Costs' of a Profit-driven Prison System

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Over the past decade, there has been an alarming increase in the use of immigration detention in the United States. From 2001 to 2010, the number of i...

License to Abuse? Time for Bureau of Prisons to Sever Ties With CCA

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The Corrections Corporation of America has failed in its obligation to run Georgia's McRae Correctional Facility in a manner comporting with basic human dignity.

Immigration Detention Reform, One Year Later

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

The immigration detention system will be a "truly civil detention system," one aimed at safely and humanely holding people accused of civil immigratio...