Immigration Law

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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

Barbara Hines, Denise Gilman Play Key Role in Defending Detained Refugee Kids, Moms in Texas
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 31, 2016 - "More than 120 women with children — loaded into government vehicles and shuffled from city to city — arrived this month at the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, adding... Read More

Tags: hutto , clinic , gilman , hines , law , ut , Texas , karnes , dilley

Border Crisis Revives Dormant Family Detention Program
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A flood of families crossing the southwestern U.S. border illegally is prompting the Obama administration to revive a much-criticized detention program that previously led to children and their parents being held for extended periods of time in harsh... 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

Detention of Refugee Families is Wrong: Barbara Hines
Posted on 5 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The recent decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to open family detention centers in response to the increasing numbers of immigrant families arriving in the United States is like stepping back in history to the agency’s last... Read More

Tags: Artesia , hutto , hines , karnes

ACLU Of Texas Sues ICE Officials, Williamson County And CCA For Sexual Assault Of Immigrant Women
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The ACLU of Texas today filed suit in federal district court seeking class action damages on behalf of three immigrant women who were sexually assaulted while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the T. Don Hutto Family... Read More

Tags: ACLU , hutto , lawsuit , abuse , Texas

Beyond Artesia: Without a Choice in Karnes Detention Center
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I attended the first Know-Your-Rights (KYR) presentation as a volunteer lawyer at the Karnes Detention Center on Friday. The KYR was offered by American Gateways in Austin. The organization has stepped up to offer weekly presentations, but does... Read More

Doe v. Neveleff: Hutto Abuse Lawsuit
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The long history of rampant sexual abuse at ICE detention centers, coupled with the availability of the same opportunity Dunn exploited in the form of at least 22 documented failures of other male officers to comply with the same policy, supports... Read More

Tags: ACLU , hutto , lawsuit , abuse

FOIA Lawsuit Filed Seeking Hutto Bond Data: Gilman v. ICE
Posted on 5 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 30, 2015 - "As a national debate has simmered this year over the detention of immigrant families, a University of Texas law professor is seeking access to public records that she says could prove officials... Read More

Tags: bond , hutto , gilman , FOIA , lawsuit , ICE