issued today by Human Rights First reveals that despite a 2009
commitment made two years ago today to overhaul the immigration
detention system, the United States continues to hold the overwhelming
majority of its nearly 400,000 detained asylum seekers and other civil
"The immigrants being held in Essex County and facing deportation tell
of being locked down in rooms while being denied medical help, of not
getting "a mere" 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day in nutrition, of trying
to sleep fully clothed in freezing spaces, of fellow detainees "who...
"Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are often subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by PHR and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) . Investigators with...