Immigration Law

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ICE Pays To Use 2 Oregon Jails Despite Sanctuary State Law
Posted on 3 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Conrad Wilson, OPB, Oct. 26, 2017 - "For years, two Oregon jails have aided ICE by housing detainees who face deportation. Jail officials say it's legal despite a sanctuary state law designed to make immigrants feel at ease." Read More

Tags: sanctuary , jails , Oregon , ICE

Dialing with Dollars: How County Jails Profit From Immigrant Detainees
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[J]ails contracting with ICE are not compelled to follow the most recent version of these standards. Some facilities reviewed by The Nation do in fact follow the most recent edition of ICE’s detention standards. But other facilities, like... Read More

Jails No Place for U.S. Immigration Detainees, Report Says
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report issued today by Human Rights First reveals that despite a 2009 commitment made two years ago today to overhaul the immigration detention system, the United States continues to hold the overwhelming majority of its nearly 400,000... Read More

Curtailing Immigration Prison System Can Reduce Spending Without Hurting Public Safety
Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, Roll Call published an op-ed we wrote on how curtailing immigration prisons is an easy way for Congress to begin to reduce the deficit, cut government spending, and reform our flawed immigration system. In addition, there are several steps... Read More

Immigration Detention, Inc.
Posted on 23 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"There are some government functions that simply should not be outsourced, and housing prisoners is one of them. A 2001 Bureau of Justice Assistance study found higher rates of assaults on inmates in private jails. And evidence suggests that outsourcing... Read More