Immigration Law

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DHS OIG: Did Not Follow Federal Procurement Guidelines When Contracting for Detention Services
Posted on 27 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Feb. 21, 2018 - "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for the detention of removable aliens. ICE commonly uses a type of agreement called an IGSA to reserve space at detention facilities owned or operated by state... Read More

Tags: eloy , procurement , detention , oig , DHS , ICE

Cancellation Victory at Eloy, Arizona
Posted on 14 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As was found by the BIA in Monreal, so this Court also finds in this case, that there is no question that respondent has a close-knit bond with his wife and children. His children love him greatly and are experiencing emotional hardship due to his... Read More

Eloy Immigration Court Temporary Closure
Posted on 24 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, June 23, 2016 - "On May 31, 2016, the Eloy Immigration Court temporarily suspended hearings following confirmation by the Arizona Department of Health Services of a measles outbreak in certain areas within the Eloy Detention Center, and based... Read More

Tags: eloy , detention , measles , eoir

Woman alleges abuse in Arizona immigration lockup, sues ICE
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A transgendered woman who says she was sexually assaulted twice at an immigration detention center in Eloy is suing the private company that operates the center as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the city of Eloy... Read More

Tags: ACLU , eloy , lawsuit

'Dream 9' Tactics Take Debate Beyond Halls of Congress
Posted on 1 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"From inside the tiny rectangular windows at the Eloy Detention Center, the Dreamers arrested in last week’s protest could see the long white banner outside that spelled their names in red letters: “Maria, Claudia and Adriana.”... Read More

Mysterious Deaths Sparks Hunger Strike at Arizona Immigration Jail (Eloy)
Posted on 14 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A group of 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike at Eloy Detention Center outside Phoenix Saturday morning to protest a detainee's death last month and call attention to conditions at the facility, said immigrant rights activists... Read More

Apparent Suicide at Arizona Immigration Jail
Posted on 1 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Guatemalan woman in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Sunday at the Eloy Detention Center , of an apparent suicide. Elsa Guadalupe-Gonzales, 24, was found unresponsive in her cell Sunday evening by another... Read More

Music Stars Perform Outside Arizona Immigration Jail - Juanes, John Legend
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NBC News, Jan. 20, 2016 - "Colombian rock star Juanes and musician John Legend performed outside of the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona Wednesday. The GRAMMY-winning musicians drew a connection between mass deportations and the disproportionate... Read More

Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire - Margaret Regan
Posted on 13 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An intimate look at the people ensnared by the US detention and deportation system, the largest in the world On a bright Phoenix morning, Elena Santiago opened her door to find her house surrounded by a platoon of federal immigration agents. Her... 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

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