Elena Hodges, June 2022
"The movement to abolish immigration detention in the United States has secured immense victories in recent years. Directly impacted communities around the country are demanding an end to the inhumane and violent practice...
Anna Flagg, Julia Preston, June 16, 2022
"In cells built for adults, one-third are child migrants. Border authorities have resisted improving conditions for minors in crowded, freezing facilities."
"This ACLU research report, No Fighting Chance: ICE's Denial of Access to Counsel in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers , provides the first comprehensive study of the barriers to access to counsel in U.S. immigration detention...
TRAC, Apr. 28, 2022
"According to new data available in TRAC's Quick Facts detention data tool, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is now monitoring 227,508 immigrants using 'alternatives to detention' (ATD) technology. The most common...
California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, Apr. 6, 2022
"Imagine spending months, sometimes years without a single homemade meal. Imagine eating more than 400 meals out of a tray. Imagine having to eat in a dining hall that smells like dirty...
Suzanne Monyak, Roll Call, Mar. 22, 2022
"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement claimed in a new report to congressional appropriators about detention that immigrants had “unabated” access to lawyers during the pandemic — though...
Austin Kocher, Feb. 22, 2022
"We are witnessing a profound shift in the geographic forms of migrant surveillance and control, a shift that is simultaneously about migrants and not about migrants, a shift that is wrapped in the paper of liberal...
Mary Wood, Feb. 7, 2022
"With help from students in the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, an Afghan national who had been imprisoned for three years on a misdemeanor charge was recently freed on bond.
Carlos Ballesteros, Injustice Watch, Jan. 13, 2022
"Two Illinois counties that detain immigrants in federal custody in their local jails will have to terminate their contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement within weeks, an appeals...
TRAC, Jan. 13, 2022
"According to new data available through TRAC's ' Quick Facts ' tools, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is holding about 22,000 immigrants in civil detention centers across the country at the beginning of...
Todd Miller, Border Chronicle, Jan. 13, 2022
"When Joe Biden administration took office in January 2021, there were promises of a new direction in border and immigration enforcement, and that the policies of Donald Trump would be left behind. Now...
Jan. 11, 2022 - Today the Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in two immigration cases. Two expert comment:
Prof. Shalini Ray - "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in two related immigration cases , Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez...
Austin Kocher, Nov. 15, 2021
"Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is actively undermining Congress by failing to release accurate information about the number of immigrants in detention on a regular basis. While minor data issues with ICE’s...
Aly Panjwani, Inquest, Oct. 29, 2021
"ICE’s policy preferences for carceral inputs meant that “the RCA’s algorithm lost the ability to measure true risk,” turning instead into “a tool of prosecution, pairing detention...
Martin Kaste, NPR, Oct. 29, 2021
"A federal jury in Tacoma, Wash., says the GEO Group, which owns and runs a large detention center for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, owes former detainees $17.3 million in back pay for tasks such as...