April 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
International medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Tuesday condemned the unsanitary detention conditions of migrants found in Greece without correct paperwork. The report expressed concern over detention facilities where migrants are kept in large numbers in cramped, unsanitary conditions ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on Monday launched an official government inquiry into the ways in which immigration detention affects the health, well-being and development of child detainees. According to AHRC, more than 1,000 undocumented immigrant children are currently detained ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on Wednesday entitled "Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse." The GAO report was initiated in part by government documents that found there were hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the Pierce County Superior Court in Washington state ruled Tuesday that local enforcement officers cannot extend detention of individuals to question them about their immigration status. Judge Kathryn Nelson reasoned that local law enforcement officers do not have the authority to ...[read more]
August 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Obama administration on Friday released a policy directive known as the "Family Interest Directive" emphasizing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents should apply "prosecutorial discretion" towards undocumented immigrant parents of minors to limit detaining parents and to ...[read more]
January 4, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Fialho of Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement speaks out against the isolation of immigrants in confinement across the US...Immigration detention is one of the least visible societal problems in the US. Few Americans see the slightest hint ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Julie Deisher
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit Thursday on behalf of New Jersey immigrants challenging mandatory detention procedures. The policy in question is 8 USC 1226(c), which mandates the detention of noncitizens during deportation proceedings, and such nonciti... ...[read more]
August 5, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 5, 2008, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a program to allow certain undocumented immigrants to coordinate their removal from five US cities without the risk of penalties, such as arrest or detention. Operation Scheduled Departure was designed for undocumented ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday called for the immediate release of immigrants being held in the immigration detention units of the Pinal County Jail (PCJ) in Arizona. The ACLU sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleging that conditions in the prison ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Illegal immigrants face constitutional and human rights violations in Georgia detention centers, the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLUGA) reported Wednesday. The ACLUGA concluded that the suspected illegal immigrants live in squalor conditions, without access to appropriate medical ...[read more]

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