A protester stands with a sign in front of an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado, operated by the private prison company GEO Group. Photo by Justin Valas on Flickr
10 Apr 2017

Lawsuit May Serve As Template For Challenging Forced Immigrant Labor In Private Prisons

Class action lawsuit by pretrial immigrant detainees may force GEO Group and other private prison companies to move away from slave labor.

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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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Detained, Deceived, and Deported: Experiences of Recently Deported Central American Families
20 May 2016

Immigration Officials Trick Central American Refugees Before Deportation

Immigration officials often do not provide any information about what is happening to them, or mislead them about the fact that they are being sent back.

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A photograph of Sarah Jackson in Casa De Pax. Jackson is the founder of the Casa, which supports immigrants and their families. (Shadowproof / Kevin J. Beaty)
10 Nov 2015

Casa De Paz’s Sarah Jackson Helps Immigrants Regain Hope After Detention (VIDEO)

“Life in the detention center is very hopeless. You re in one room, your dorm, 24/7. You eat there, sleep there, there’s no access to going outside.”

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Poster on Ellis Island (Wilson Loo Kok Wee on Flickr)
06 Nov 2015

ICE Claims There Is No Hunger Strike At Hutto Amid Escalating Retaliation

ICE continues to deny there is an inmate demonstration taking place at T. Don Hutto as hunger striker claim retaliation against them is intensifying.

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Hutto immigrant detention center. (Google Streetview)
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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Thousands rally for immigrant dignity and justice in Washington DC, near The National Mall on Tuesday, October 8 2013. (Stephen Melkisethian on Flickr)
29 Oct 2015

Immigrant Detainees’ Access to Bond Hearings Expanded by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court affirmed and expanded a prior ruling to grant immigrant detainees in the Ninth Circuit access to bond hearings every six months.

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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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Juan Jose Antonio Deras, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, sits in a wheelchair inside the entrance to Casa De Paz. Deras spent three years in a Geo Group immigrant detention center, during which time his health deteriorated rapidly. (Shadowproof / Kevin J. Beaty)
31 Aug 2015

After Detention & Abuse, Immigrants Find Lifesaving Support In An Unexpected Place

Three years ago, Juan Jose Antonio Deras, 35, an undocumented immigrant man who arrived in the United States as an 11 year old, walked into the Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado. But on July 24, 2015, he left in a wheelchair. He was all but broken, but his indomitable spirit kept him alive, along with support from an unexpected source: a volunteer volleyball league out to help more than just him.

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