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CARA Files Complaint re Family Immigration Jails
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We write to share our collective concerns regarding the challenges that indigenous language-speaking mothers and children in family detention centers face in procuring access to justice. These challenges include: (1) inadequate screening at the... Read More

Deplorable Medical Treatment at Family Detention Centers - Complaint Filed
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ten mothers came forward to lodge formal complaints about the substandard medical care they and their children received while detained by the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS). The complaints describe the severe suffering families have endured... Read More

Special Report: Divided by Detention - Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
Posted on 1 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Leigh Barrick, Aug. 31, 2016 - "As the number of asylum-seeking families from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico arriving in the United States soared in recent years, the Obama Administration aggressively expanded family detention in an... Read More

Unrepentant, DOJ Defends 'No Bond for Babies' Policy
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lest one be misled by President Obama's ' felons, not families ' rhetoric, look no further than this March 20, 2015 court filing by DOJ defending the execrable Matter of D-J- ' no bond for babies ' policy. In a nutshell, it's... Read More

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

DHS Committee Recommends End to Family Immigration Detention
Posted on 17 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights First, Nov. 16, 2016 - "Human Rights First today urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to swiftly implement the recommendations put forth by the DHS Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers to end its policy of detaining... Read More

Reflections on Dilley Family Detention - Prof. Kristina Campbell
Posted on 15 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ImmigrationProf Blog, Mar. 11, 2016 - " The following was written by Kristina Campbel l, Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Kristina... Read More