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Administration Refuses to Allow Court Review of Asylum Seekers' Detention

"The Department of Justice has refused to issue regulations that would allow immigration judges to decide whether to detain asylum seekers who are determined to have viable cases and pose no threat to society. The administration released its decision in response to a petition for rulemaking...

ICE Refuses to Release 60-Year-Old Asylum Seeker

Lumpkin, Georgia and Daly City, California, January 6, 2014 – "The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have refused to release 60-year-old Honduran asylum-seeker, Miguel Paz, from immigration custody. Mr. Paz’s attorneys are appealing the decision today."

Detained Asylum Seekers Sue DHS to End Long Waits for 'Reasonable Fear' Interviews

"ACLU Foundation of Southern California, ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California on behalf of thousands of immigrants fleeing persecution...

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit by Detained Asylum-Seekers to Proceed as a Nationwide Class Action

"A federal court judge has certified a nationwide class , and rejected the government’s motion to dismiss, in a lawsuit filed on behalf of certain asylum seekers who are detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for months while they await screening interviews that allow them to...

As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, GEO Group Profits

NPR, Nov. 13, 2015 - "Last year, GEO Care earned $330 million — about a fifth of the corporation's $1.7 billion in revenue. This year, the government will pay GEO $56 million to manage ankle monitors for 10,000 immigrants, and to run telephone check-ins for 20,000 immigrants. The idea...