Immigration Law

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Immigration Private Prison Litigation Expands to New Mexico: Ndambi v. CoreCivic
Posted on 16 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Nov. 16, 2018 -"CoreCivic, aka CCA, Sued in New Mexico for Exploiting People Held during Immigration Proceedings "CoreCivic profits from its operation of Cibola by relying heavily on a captive workforce... Read More

Inside the Administration's $1 Billion Deal to Detain Central American Asylum Seekers
Posted on 15 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chico Harlan & Priscila Mosqueda, Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2016 - "As Central Americans surged across the U.S. border two years ago, the Obama administration skipped the standard public bidding process and agreed to a deal that offered generous... Read More

Foursome in Sweetheart Deal: ICE, CCA, Eloy, Dilley
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The largest immigrant detention facility in the country is under construction in the brush country of South Texas, about 85 miles from Mexico. What's unusual is how the government bypassed the normal bidding process, using a small town in Arizona... Read More

Tags: eloy , npr , detention , CCA , ICE , dilley

Private Immigration Jail in Georgia to Close
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A private corrections company announced Monday it will close a federal immigration detention center in Gainesville by the end of this month, citing a dwindling number of detainees." - AJC, Dec. 2 2013 . Read More

ICE, CCA Funnel Immigration Detention Dollars from Texas to Arizona
Posted on 13 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When the immigration detention center in Dilley fills up next year, the city of Eloy, Arizona, population 16,600, stands to make $436,000. Eloy will benefit because U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tapped the town as a pass-through to funnel... Read More

Tags: eloy , detention , Arizona , buch , CCA , ICE , Texas , dilley

Chicago Suburb Rejects Immigration Jail
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After a clash involving national immigration issues jolted the normally sleepy politics of south suburban Crete, village leaders this week unanimously rejected plans for a proposed detention center there. Their vote Monday night, which was met... Read More

Proposed immigration jail divides Chicago suburb
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A small south suburb has quietly been working with federal officials on a plan to build an immigration lockup of up to 700 beds, placing the semirural town in the middle of a national debate. Some Crete residents, angered by what they call... Read More

Private Prison CEOs ‘Pleased’ Their Earnings Soared From Keeping Immigrant Kids In Detention
Posted on 11 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, May 10, 2016 - "During separate conference calls to talk about earnings reports, two of the country’s largest for-profit private prisons indicated that they saw their profits soar from holding immigrant mothers and children... Read More

Local Sierra Club opposes South Florida immigration detention center
Posted on 13 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Broward Group of the Sierra Club last week announced its opposition to the federal immigration detention center set to be built in the South Florida town of Southwest Ranches . The group “passed a resolution opposing construction... Read More

CCA Pick for Texas Immigration Jail Draws Ire
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Five years after claims of scathing human rights abuses ended the detention of immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, federal officials this week have unveiled plans to build another detention center in South Texas to house parents... Read More

Who Profits From Plans to Lock Up More Immigrant Families? Private Prison Companies
Posted on 4 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week, the federal government announced that it will detain as many as 2,400 women and children on property in Dilley, Texas, that is currently used as a “man camp” for oilfield workers. The new facility will be the largest family... Read More

No Conviction, But No Freedom: ICE Jails Over 13,000 Immigrants
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a crime, some of whom will not be charged with one, according to information The Huffington Post obtained... Read More

Tags: detention , CCA , ICE