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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Regularly Detains Children for Months at a Time

Written by on March 20, 2018 in Detention, Enforcement, Interior Enforcement with 0 Comments
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Regularly Detains Children for Months at a Time

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to their internal operations. The agency rarely discloses basic details about where their immigration detention centers are located, how many people are detained, or what the cost is to keep these facilities operational. As one of the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement arms, […]

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Municipalities Help Advance Access to Counsel for Immigrants

Municipalities Help Advance Access to Counsel for Immigrants

Historically, “immigrants facing deportation are not provided an attorney if they cannot afford one.” But across the country, municipalities are taking steps to improve access to counsel for those who otherwise would be forced to proceed in immigration court alone. Cities are establishing programs to provide free legal assistance for immigrant detainees. In June, New […]

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Budget Cuts Led ICE To Release Immigrants From Detention

Budget Cuts Led ICE To Release Immigrants From Detention

Along with every other government agency, on March 1, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials had to begin making mandatory cuts to their budget as a result of sequestration.  ICE’s choice to shift some of its detainees from expensive detention facilities to non-detention alternatives was questioned yesterday by Members of Congress, but more importantly […]

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Non-Deportable Immigrants Languish in Alabama Detention Center at Taxpayers’ Expense

Written by on April 12, 2012 in Detention, Reform with 4 Comments
Non-Deportable Immigrants Languish in Alabama Detention Center at Taxpayers’ Expense

Immigration violations are civil, not criminal infractions. But for many non-criminal immigrant detainees living alongside criminal inmates at the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama, that distinction carries little meaning. Far removed from families and legal orientation programs, many of the 350 immigrant detainees housed at the Etowah Detention Center have received deportation orders, but […]

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