Immigration Law

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Posted on 12 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 11, 2021 "A transgender immigrant held in solitary confinement for approximately seven months at a Georgia immigration detention center that is under investigation for abuse is suing the federal government. MALDEF (Mexican American... Read More

Tags: detention , MALDEF

American Citizen Sues ICE for Unlawful Detention
Posted on 11 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, June 11, 2021 "Today, Carlos Rios, a citizen of the United States since 2000, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking compensation for... Read More

Tags: citizen , detention , ICE

Lawsuit Filed against CoreCivic in NM
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU-NM, May 13, 2021 " The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) today filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine asylum-seekers formerly detained at the Torrance County Detention Facility as... Read More

Practitioners' Guide to Obtaining Release From Immigration Detention
Posted on 18 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, May 13, 2021 "This guide provides strategies for practitioners seeking a client’s release from immigration detention. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of preparing for and representing a client during immigration court bond hearings... Read More

Tags: detention

Washington State Governor OKs Bill Banning For-Profit Jails
Posted on 15 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel La Corte, Associated Press, Apr. 14, 2021 "One of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails would be shut down by 2025 under a bill signed Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The measure approved by the... Read More

NJ Sup. Ct. on Pretrial Release, ICE Holds: State v. Molchor, Rios, Lopez-Carrera
Posted on 31 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State v. Molchor, Rios, Lopez-Carrerra "Here, the question before the Court affects a relatively small number of cases. All of them involve individuals who would not otherwise be detained as high-risk defendants. In other words, the cases involve... Read More

Cruelty and Corruption: Contracting to Lock Up Immigrant Women for Profit at the Hutto Detention Center
Posted on 30 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UT Law Immigration Clinic, Grassroots Leadership, Mar. 30, 2021 "The story of the T. Don Hutto (“Hutto”) immigration detention center is a story of women deprived of their liberty and dignity in the pursuit of profits for the private... Read More

Court Blocks ICE, NARA From Destroying Records
Posted on 16 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Lieu, American Independent, Mar. 15, 2021 "A federal judge ruled on Friday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the National Archives and Records Administration must preserve sexual assault and death files on detained immigrants... Read More

Tags: detention , NARA , ICE

ICE, Detention, COVID & GEO: Zepeda Rivas v. Jennings
Posted on 21 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CA9, Feb. 18, 2021, Zepeda Rivas v. Jennings "Plaintiffs, civil immigration detainees housed at Mesa Verde Detention Facility and Yuba County Jail (collectively, the Facilities), filed a class petition for writ of habeas corpus, and a class complaint... Read More

Tags: detention , geo , COVID-19 , ICE

COVID-19 and Immigration Detention
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caitlin Patler, PhD, Jackie Gonzalez, JD, Hamid Yazdan Panah, JD, Immigration Initiative at Harvard, Feb. 2021 "The COVID-19 pandemic exposes a federal immigration detention system of imprisonment without trial that has long failed to properly... Read More

ICE Detention COVID-19 Practices Violate Law: Report
Posted on 12 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Physicians for Human Rights, Jan. 12, 2021 - Praying for Hand Soap and Masks "The harsh and punitive conditions reported in this study show that ICE practices did not comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance or with ICE’s... Read More

ICE Detention Contributed 245K COVID-19 Cases
Posted on 10 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Detention Watch Network, Dec. 2020 "Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) failed pandemic response substantially increased the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to Hotbeds of Infection: How ICE Detention Contributed to... Read More

A Wyoming Town Splits Over a Proposed ICE Jail
Posted on 4 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Tory, High Country News, Dec. 1, 2020 "When a private prison company came to Evanston, Wyoming, local officials believed an economic revival was at hand. Instead, it unleashed a bitter debate." Read More

CBP Broke the Law, Then Lied About It
Posted on 17 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Nov. 17, 2020 EMAILS SHOW CBP DETAINED HUNDREDS OF IRANIANS FOR HOURS PURSUANT TO UNLAWFUL DIRECTIVE Media Contacts: Matt Adams, NWIRP Legal Director – (206) 957-8611, Imraan Siddiqi, CAIR-WA Executive Director –... Read More

Tags: detention , cbp , FOIA , nwirp , border

ICE Deports Migrant Women Who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor
Posted on 11 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press, Nov. 11, 2020 "The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to their lawyers. U.S. Immigration... Read More

Tags: Georgia , detention , ICE