Mentally ill immigrants deported without representation

"The government holds, on average, more than 30,000 immigrants with unresolved status in detention on any given day. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials do not know how many are mentally disabled, but class-action attorneys estimate as many as 1,000 immigration detainees have a ...

ICE detention center struggling financially

"A privately owned detention center that houses hundreds of [unauthorized] immigrants in South Georgia narrowly avoided being auctioned off at a county tax sale this year after the Atlanta-based owner’s creditors forced the company into bankruptcy proceedings." - Jeremy Redmon,...

Some Immigrants Spend Weeks in Solitary Confinement

"Hundreds of immigrants are placed in solitary confinement each week in the detention centers where they are facing deportation, federal records show. Some remain in isolation for weeks or months at a time. At the Stewart Detention Center south of Atlanta, for example, about 20 detainees are isolated...

Detention Quota Holds Firm Despite Decline in Illegal Immigration

"As Congress weighs sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system, one thing is unlikely to change: a requirement that the government lock up more undocumented immigrants than it says is necessary. Despite tight budgets and declining illegal immigration, Congress requires the Department of Homeland...