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Border Crossers Sent to 'the Freezers'

"The moment Border Patrol agents swooped in on Claudia and her husband, Marvin, as they tried to sneak across the Rio Grande, the 31-year-old mother of two almost felt relief. It had been an arduous 18-day journey from their native El Salvador, which they had fled for fear of their lives at the...

AI Justice Sues CBP: Release Detention Abuse Documents

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to force CBP to disclose documents and records related to the abuse immigrant women, children and men held by CBP in detention facilities along the US border. “We...

Lawsuit Filed Against CBP Over Border Detention Conditions: Quiñones Flores v. USA

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) and Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) for its abuse and unlawful treatment of Alba, a twenty-eight year old immigrant woman who fled to the U.S. seeking...

Beyond Artesia: Without a Choice in Karnes Detention Center

"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 not have funding to do more. Just like Artesia, there...

Border Patrol Chief Affidavit Details 'Hielera' (Icebox) Horrors

The Oaks Declaration is here . Bryan Johnson's discussion is here . Our tax dollars at work. Feel safer now?

Hieleras (Iceboxes) in the Rio Grande Valley Sector - Lengthy Detention, Deplorable Conditions, and Abuse in CBP Holding Cells

Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., Dec. 2015 - "Each year, the Border Patrol—a division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—holds hundreds of thousands of individuals in detention facilities near the U.S. southern border. These facilities are not designed for overnight custody, and yet...

Judge Orders Release of Photos of Border Patrol 'Ice Box' (Hieleras) Holding Cells

Jorge Rivas, June 29, 2016 - "A District Court in Tucson this week unsealed hundreds of documents and photos that reveal the government has long been aware of the inhumane conditions in the Border Patrol’s infamous “hieleras,” temporary holding cells that are known for their extremely...

Court Orders Feds to Improve Conditions in Immigration Holding Cells

NILC, Nov. 18, 2016 - "A federal district court today found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating the constitutional rights of people detained in holding facilities in Arizona and ordered the government to take steps to improve conditions in these facilities, known as hieleras . This...