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Immigration 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...

New Immigration Detention Center Look Less Like Prison

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.14.2012 | Latino Voices

KARNES CITY, Texas -- With free Internet access, cheap overseas phone calls, private bathrooms and no lights-out policy, the new immigration detention...

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...

Immigration Detention Facilities To Become Less Like Prisons, Officials Say

AP | MICHELLE ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — In an agreement U.S. immigration officials hope will begin to reshape the entire 30,000-bed detention system, some asylum-seekers ...

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.

Obama Admin To Place Federal Monitors In Immigration Detention Centers

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to place federal employees in the largest immigration detention facilities in the country to monitor...

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...