16 Nov 2017

Woman Held At Private Immigrant Detention Center Alleges Sexual Assault By Guard

An incarcerated immigrant woman alleges guards sexually harassed and assaulted her and other women at a private immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas, and retaliated against those who spoke out. Twenty-three year old Laura Monterrosa is currently detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

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11 Oct 2017

Supreme Court Rules Against Private Prison Corporations’ Push For Secrecy

The Supreme Court ruled against GEO Group and CCA, which sought to block the release of records related to their government contracts.

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Karnes Detention Facility (UUSC4ALL on Flickr)
04 May 2016

Judge Temporarily Halts Childcare Licenses For Immigrant Family Detention Centers

A judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring Texas from implementing a rule that would allow the agency to license family detention centers.

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Photo from UUSC report, "No Safe Haven Here: Children and Families Face Trauma in the Hands of U.S. Immigration"
12 Feb 2016

Texas Lowers Childcare Standards To Keep Private Family Detention Centers Open

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission quietly lowered standards for licensing childcare facilities, allowing family detention centers to stay open.

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02 Nov 2015

ICE Punishes Immigrant Women On Hunger Strike With Isolation, Cold Cells

Guards at the Hutto Detention Center in Texas, are retaliating against immigrant detainees engaged in a hunger strike to protest their living conditions.

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Photo from UUSC report, "No Safe Haven Here: Children and Families Face Trauma in the Hands of U.S. Immigration"
23 Oct 2015

U.S. Immigration Prisons Lack Oversight, Re-Traumatize Refugees

Studies show families fleeing extreme violence in Central America are treated as criminals, not survivors, when detained in facilities without oversight.

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Karnes Detention Facility (UUSC4ALL on Flickr)
19 Oct 2015

Texas Prisons For Migrant Families May Be Licensed As ‘Childcare Facilities’

Texas is considering granting childcare licenses to immigrant family detention centers in order to bring them into compliance with a federal court order.

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Immigrant rights activists gather at the Federal Building in lower Manhattan on Saturday April 5, 2014 to protest the 2 millionth deportation of an undocumented immigrant by the Obama administration. (Michael Fleshman / Flickr)
24 Aug 2015

Judge Rejects Obama Administration’s ‘Fear-Mongering,’ Orders Release of Immigrants

A federal judge rejected “fear-mongering” over “illegal immigration” by President Barack Obama’s administration and ordered the government to implement changes to ensure detained mothers and children are released within the next two months.

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07 Aug 2015

Obama Administration Shamefully Attempts to Scuttle Court Order Against Immigrant Family Detention

On Thursday, President Barack Obama’s administration requested that a federal court reverse a July 24 order which prohibited the detention of mothers and children who fled violence in countries in Central America. This represents a slimy attempt to push Judge Dolly M. Gee into scuttling an order, which sought to hold the Obama administration accountable for corruption and misconduct that has been ongoing as a result of immigration policies. But the administration does not stop there.

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21 Jun 2015

Earth Whirl: 17 Jun 2015

By KateCA A word from Mother Nature. Where do we go from here? -Wow: Map of the world showing depletion of underground aquifers, including those in greatest distress. –Pope Francis really stirring things up with an encyclical arguing “that humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources has crossed the Earth’s natural

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