Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights. Photo by Molly Adams (mollyswork) on Flickr.
18 Jan 2018

Trump Administration Transforms ICE Into Tool For Political Repression

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation.

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Photo from Grassroots Leadership
17 Jan 2018

Immigrant Woman Attempts Suicide At Detention Center After Facing Punishment For Avoiding Guard Who Sexually Abused Her

A twenty-three year-old immigrant woman from El Salvador attempted suicide at a private immigration detention center in Texas after learning she may face punishment for avoiding a guard who sexually abused her and still works at the facility. Laura¬†Monterrosa ingested “51 pain pills that were left in her possession by

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06 Dec 2017

FBI Intervenes In Sexual Abuse Investigation At Texas Immigrant Detention Center

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations of detainee sexual abuse by guards at a for-profit immigrant detention center in Texas. At a press conference on December 4, advocates with Grassroots Leadership, an Austin-based immigrant rights organization, announced the FBI had taken over the investigation at the T.

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Photo from District Court website.
25 Jul 2017

Saving 1,400 Iraqi Nationals From ‘Grisly Fate,’ Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Deportations

A federal court in Detroit temporarily blocked the deportation of over 1,400 Iraqi nationals, who say they face a “grisly fate” if they are deported back to Iraq.

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Photo by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
20 Jun 2017

ICE Raids Against Iraqi Catholics Present Existential Problem For Refugees

To the sound of chilling screams, dozens of Chaldeans and other Iraqis were detained by immigration agents on June 11 in Michigan.

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14 May 2017

Interview With Azadeh Shahshahani: Georgia Immigrant Detention and the U.S. Deportation Machine

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Azadeh Shahshahani, who is a legal and advocacy director for Project South. She joins the show to talk about a report she worked on called “Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers.” Shahshahani addresses how asylum seekers and immigrants are denied due

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Photo from report by Project South and the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic. Credit: Steven Rubin.
04 May 2017

Immigrants In Georgia Detention Centers Put In Solitary For Hunger Strikes, Demanding Medical Treatment

Georgia immigrant detention centers frequently put asylum seekers and other migrants into solitary confinement as punishment for going on hunger strike.

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McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility. Photo from McHenry County IL website.
01 May 2017

Family Of Man Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injury Sues ICE After Violent Raid

The family of a Chicago resident with a traumatic brain injury and paralysis has sued ICE and the city of Chicago after he was detained on March 27.

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Photo by Not One More Deportation.
07 Jul 2016

Teachers Protest Deportations, Detention Of Refugee Students At First Clinton And Obama Rally

Teachers and students were there to protest Obama’s record on deportations, and demand Clinton and Obama release refugee youth.

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Alaa Yasin. Photo by Georgia Detention Watch
12 May 2016

After Hunger Strike, Detention Center Plans To Punish Stateless Palestinian With Solitary

Yasin has been held without release or deportation for more than eight months, and was detained after he used his uncle’s address on his visa application.

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