Immigration Law

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Documentary Exposes GEO's Immigration Jail Near Denver
Posted on 11 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Facility" Trailer "“The Facility” is a short documentary film chronicling the lived experiences of immigrants being held at the GEO detention facility in Aurora, Colorado. This film addresses the personal loss and consequences... Read More

Tags: Denver , detention , geo , aurora

CA9 (2-1) on Cal. AB 32: GEO Group v. Newsom
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GEO Group v. Newsom "In 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill, AB 32, that phases out all private detention facilities within the state. But because of seasonal and other fluctuations in immigration, the United States Immigration... Read More

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

"Straight Up Dishonesty" - Judge Orders ICE to Depopulate Adelanto
Posted on 16 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Read Judge Hatter's Oct. 15, 2020 Order here , especially pages 2-3: "The Court has been concerned for some time with the lack of candor exhibited by the Government and its counsel in this case. Counsel for Petitioners-Plaintiffs have, also,... Read More

ICE Officials Knew Dollar/Day Wages Lacked Congressional Authorization
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jacqueline Stevens, June 22, 2020 E-mail ICE Fought to Keep Secret for Six Years May Clinch Minimum Wage Claims against Private Prisons "For the last ten years I've been conducting research on the history and legality of Immigration and Customs... Read More

Groups Slam ICE Selection of GEO Group for Detention Management Contract
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA Doc. No. 15091830, Sept. 18, 2015 - "Today, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association... Read More

Tags: contract , detention , geo , aila , ICE

Calls for probe of GEO Group immigration jail in Queens
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The city public advocate is joining several Queens elected officials in another call to the federal government to stop its association with a private group that has been running a controversial immigration detention center in southeast Queens... Read More

Tags: detention , queens , geo

Tacoma's Immigration Jail Contract Open for Re-Bid in July 2014
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is looking for someone to provide secure accommodations for thousands of immigrants slated for deportation from the Northwest each year. So how do you get involved in the exciting world of private prisons... Read More

Tags: detention , geo , Tacoma

Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new report, “ Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet ” released today by Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights explores and exposes the depth of local lockup quotas in immigrant... Read More

CIVIC Files Civil Rights Complaint Alleging Frequent Denial of Visits at Cal. Immigration Jail Since Election
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CIVIC, Jan. 18, 2017 - "Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties within the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the people who... Read More