Community Blockades Detention Center To Protect Asylum Seekers

By Close the Camps Action Collective, -

Community members have blockaded the gates of MITA detention centre in Broadmeadows this morning in a desperate bid to stop the deportation of Tamil asylum seeker, ‘Santharuban’. Grave fears are [...]

Free Ahed Tamimi!

By Staff, -

Ahed Tamimi, 16 years old and a prominent activist in the occupied Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, whose courage along with that of her family in standing up to armed Israeli soldiers, land [...]

‘Refugees Are Nothing But Commodities’

By Daan Bauwens, -

By Daan Bauwens for InterPress Service. FOLLONICA, Italy - As countless refugees arriving on Italy’s shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they [...]

Child Detained By Border Agents After Surgery Reunited With Family

By Staff, -

By Staff of ACLU - SAN ANTONIO — The federal government has released 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit seeking to release her from government [...]

Slave Labor Widespread At ICE Detention Centers, Lawyers Say

By Mia Steinle, -

By Mia Steinle for POGO - There are nearly 200 federal detention centers across the country. Here, people suspected of violating U.S. immigration laws wait for court hearings to find out if [...]

Conditions Worsen For ICE Detainees Following Hunger Strike

By Robin Urevich, -

By Robin Urevich for Capital and Main - Conditions at Adelanto Detention Center, a privately operated prison currently used to detain undocumented immigrants, are said to be grim. Nine detainees, [...]

100-Plus Immigrants Detained In Tacoma On Hunger Strike

By Kenny Ocker, -

By Kenny Ocker for The News Tribune - More than 100 immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center on Tacoma’s Tideflats started a hunger strike Monday to protest conditions at the [...]

Women In California’s Largest Immigrant Prison Hold Hunger Strike

By Victoria Law, -

By Victoria Law for Waging Nonviolence - On June 14, 33 women who have been detained and incarcerated by ICE in California’s Adelanto Detention Facility launched a hunger strike. They were [...]

Immigrants In Georgia Detention Centers Put In Solitary For Hunger Strikes

By Kevin Gosztola, -

By Kevin Gosztola for Shadow Proof - Georgia immigrant detention centers frequently put asylum seekers and other migrants into solitary confinement as punishment for going on hunger strike. In a [...]

Children As Young As 3 Detained 500 Days And Counting In Disgraceful Immigrant Prisons

By Sarah Lazare, -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - For more than 600 days and two Christmas holidays, Marlene and her seven-year-old son Antonio have languished in indefinite detention at Pennsylvania’s “Berks [...]

Lawsuit: Up To 60,000 In Forced Labor In US Private Prisons

By April M. Short, -

By April M. Short for AlterNet - As many as 60,000 immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could play a role in a class-action lawsuit accusing a private prison company of [...]

Immigrants Prison Hunger Strike Demand To See Deportation Officer

By Spencer Woodman, -

By Spencer Woodman for The Verge - Beginning last April, and picking up in the weeks following the November election, dozens of detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in [...]

History Shows Trump Will Face Legal Challenges To​ Detaining Immigrants

By Kevin Johnson, -

By Kevin Johnson for The Conversation - President Donald Trump has followed through on his promise to ramp up immigrant detention as part of immigration enforcement. His executive order on border [...]

Private Prison In Ohio Makes Room For 2000 ICE Detainees

By César, -

By César for CrImmigration - Yesterday, CoreCivic, the new name for the Corrections Corporation of America, announced a new contract with ICE to imprison thousands of migrants in Ohio. [...]

Judge Orders Border Patrol Provide Short Term Detainees With Basic Necessities

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, -

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact - A federal judge ordered the Border Patrol to immediately cease its practice of refusing to provide basic amenities to people detained in Border [...]

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