*The following was originally published at Solitary Watch. In early April, as reports of deaths from COVID-19 began to emerge from U.S. prisons and jails, Aaron Campell posted a desperate 20-minute Facebook Live video shot using a contraband cell phone. The video showed sick people gasping and coughing on his
Federal Court: Suspicionless Border Searches Violate Journalists And Travelers’ Constitutional Right To Privacy
A federal court declared that suspicionless border search policies employed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violate the Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
Activists in New York organized “rolling picket” and targeted financiers of for-profit prisons, like CoreCivic and GEO Group, that hold detained immigrants.
At ‘Kids In Cages’ Congressional Hearing, Mother And Human Rights Advocates Share Stories Of Cruelty At The Border
Yazmin Juarez, who fled Guatemala and was held in detention at a facility in Dilley, Texas, where her baby contracted a severe respiratory illness that led to her death, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The hearing was titled, “Kids In Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,”
Immigrant rights activists mobilized in New York and Washington D.C. to demand Palantir Technologies cancel its contract with ICE.
A trio of immigration and Latinx-focused organizations released a report on the “lucrative relationship” between tech companies and ICE.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein about a bill she introduced, which would prohibit the federal government from separating immigrant children from their families during arrests at ports of entry or within 100 miles of the border of the United States. As he asked his question, Tapper brought
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation.
The inspector general for the Homeland Security Department conducted unannounced inspections of six immigrant detention facilities overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It uncovered glaring examples of detainee abuse and mistreatment at four of the facilities. Inspections were conducted in response to complaints from immigrant rights groups, as well
More women accused guards of sexual abuse at a for-profit immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas. “Ana” and “Esmeralda” said they were sexually harassed by a guard for months in the recreation area at T. Don Hutto Residential Center. They spoke out anonymously to avoid retaliation by immigration and detention officials just