Biden Spent Black History Month Deporting Black Immigrants

By Tina Vásquez, Prism. -

In the days it took to pull together this Q&A with two leaders in the immigrant rights movement—Haitian Bridge Alliance’s Guerline Jozef and the UndocuBlack Network’s Patrice Lawrence—the federal [...]

Portland Indigenous Land Defenders Address Targeted Violence

By Carissa Dez, Village Portland. -

On the early morning of February 5th in downtown Portland, members of Oregon’s Indigenous Tribes held a press conference at Portland City Hall among a large showing of community. They [...]

Migrant Deportations Continue Despite Biden’s Policies

By Telesur English. -

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to deport migrants despite president Joe Biden's 100-day moratorium on deporting most people in the U.S. without authorization. This [...]

Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org. -

The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each  jail operates as a [...]

Framing Climate Change as a “National Security Priority” Isn’t A Clever Maneuver To Get People To Care

By Adam H. Johnson, Medium. -

On November 23, President-elect Joe Biden announced that former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as special envoy on climate and have a seat on the National Security Council. [...]

US Halts Deportations Of Women Who Allege Medical Abuse In ICE Detention

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Women who have spoken out about alleged abuse by a gynecologist while in U.S. custody won a reprieve Tuesday when the U.S. Department of Justice agreed to halt their deportations until President [...]

Why The US Still Needs To Abolish ICE

By Silky Shah, NBC News. -

In 2018, one of the biggest demands of immigrant rights activists was “Abolish ICE.” The rallying cry intensified in part due to the Trump administration’s border policy, which separated parents [...]

Hootsuite Retreats From Deal With ICE

By Douglas Quan, The Star. -

The decision by Vancouver-based tech giant Hootsuite to abruptly pull out of a contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency following internal and public backlash should put [...]

New York: Protest At ICE Headquarters Over Forced Hysterectomies

By Graeme Massie, Independent. -

A security guard brandished her gun at demonstrators who forced their way into ICE headquarters in New York City to protest claims of ‘mass hysterectomies’ being performed on immigrant [...]

ICE Guards ‘Systematically’ Sexually Assault Detainees

By Lomi Kriel, Pro Publica. -

Guards in an immigrant detention center in El Paso sexually assaulted and harassed inmates in a “pattern and practice” of abuse, according to a complaint filed by a Texas advocacy group urging [...]

Deaths In Immigration Detention Are At A Record High

By Katy Murdza, Immigration Impact. -

Two men died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on August 5. One of the men died in a hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, while the other died in his cell of a [...]

GEO Group’s ICE Jail Lies To Immigration Lawyer

By Alex Binder, Unicorn Riot. -

Aurora, CO — On the morning of June 30, 2020, Pablo Mackleen Grijalva’s lawyer tried to contact him at the GEO Group’s ICE jail where he is detained, but to her shock, the officer on the phone [...]

How Local Leaders Can Ensure Immigrant Justice During COVID-19

By the Vera Institute of Justice. -

Our immigration system is on the threshold of a new crisis precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. People in detention face high risks of infection from the close quarters of facilities, shelters, [...]

Federal Judge Orders ICE To Release Four Immigrants At Risk Of COVID-19

By The Lawyer's Committee For Civil Rights. -

San Francisco - A federal judge has ordered the release of four immigrants detained in two ICE detention centers in California on the grounds that their age and medical conditions make them [...]

Inmates At Privately-Run ICE Camp Go On Hunger Strike

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Amidst a COVID-19 outbreak, around 100 detained migrants at a private, for-profit prison in Farmville, VA, have collectively gone on hunger strike, demanding their release on medical and humane [...]