Etiqueta: detention center

“Catch and Release” Does Not Exist-So Why Is It an Issue?

In the last week, politicians have denounced President Obama's "catch and release policy" in immigration enforcement. The problem is, there is no such policy...

Mothers on Hunger Strike Against Detention in Berks, Pa.

ThinkProgress reports that 22 mothers in immigration detention in Berks County, Pa. are on a hunger strike. The women, who escaped violence in Central America,...

NY Times: End Immigration Private Prisons Now

The New York Times called for an end to the use of for-profit immigration prisons in an editorial this morning. According to the editorial: The...

Poor medical care led to deaths at U.S. detention centers

At least 56 individuals have died while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) custody during the Obama administration, according to a new report released...

Immigrants Rights and Faith Leaders Rally at Detention Center

Immigrants rights advocates and faith leaders throughout New York today rallied at Manhattan’s Varick Street Detention Center, where many immigrant detainees from the area...

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