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Lack of Immigration Court Review of Detention Violates U.S. Commitments under International Law

"The Obama administration continues to leave the decision to detain or release these people entirely in the hands of the detaining authority itself, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As the Los Angeles Times editorial noted, “[i]t would be as if accused criminals had their...

Letters to White House, DHS Call for End to Family Detention

"Today, the overwhelming majority of Democrats in the House -- including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – sent Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson a letter saying the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “has not fully grasped the serious...