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Need for Greater Oversight in Immigration Detention, Says Report

Written by on February 21, 2018 in Detention, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Need for Greater Oversight in Immigration Detention, Says Report

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claims that a significant expansion of immigration detention is required to meet “operational needs” in light of the agency’s shifting policies and ramped up immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.

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Homeland Security Watchdog Conducts Surprise Inspections of Immigrant Detention Centers

Written by on December 15, 2017 in Abuses, Detention, Enforcement with 0 Comments
Homeland Security Watchdog Conducts Surprise Inspections of Immigrant Detention Centers

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) released a report which found that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) detention facilities are violating their own detention standards when it comes to housing immigrants. The OIG, which serves as a watchdog division for DHS at large, found that ICE was providing insufficient protection […]

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DHS Office of Inspector General Launches Unannounced Inspections of Detention Centers

Written by on March 18, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
DHS Office of Inspector General Launches Unannounced Inspections of Detention Centers

For years, immigrant rights groups have documented deplorable conditions in immigration detention facilities. Yet, in spite of the growing evidence pointing to the prevalence of inhumane conditions of detention, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has shown very little initiative in trying to address this problem. This week, in an attempt to start remediating that, […]

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ICE Detention System Still Lacks Transparency and Accountability, Says Report

Written by on October 23, 2015 in Detention with 0 Comments
ICE Detention System Still Lacks Transparency and Accountability, Says Report

After 9/11, the immigration detention system in the United States began to expand dramatically, with very little in the way of transparency or accountability as to how the system operated or what happened to the people who were detained. Not surprisingly, stories began to surface of human rights abuses suffered by detainees at the hands […]

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CBP Releases Long Awaited Standards, Still a Long Way to Go

Written by on October 7, 2015 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
CBP Releases Long Awaited Standards, Still a Long Way to Go

This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its long-awaited, new National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention and Search (TEDS), which govern the transfer of individuals in CBP custody, procedures for handling such individuals’ belongings, conditions in CBP detention facilities, and personal searches. These standards create minimum requirements which the United States Border Patrol or […]

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Newly-Released Government Docs Reveal Dangerous Flaws in Immigration Detention Contracting

Written by on August 26, 2015 in Detention with 0 Comments
Newly-Released Government Docs Reveal Dangerous Flaws in Immigration Detention Contracting

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) released government documents this month that expose the severe lack of accountability in the immigration detention system. NIJC’s Immigration Detention Transparency and Human Rights Project publicly posted 90 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contracts and inspections from 2012 after a four-year legal battle to obtain the documents through […]

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Civil Rights Complaint Documents Government’s Failure to Properly Screen Asylum Seekers

Written by on November 14, 2014 in Asylum, Enforcement, Humanitarian Protection with 0 Comments
Civil Rights Complaint Documents Government’s Failure to Properly Screen Asylum Seekers

In a strong condemnation of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) treatment of refugees, several organizations submitted a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (OCRCL) detailing the pervasive failure of CBP officers to properly screen individuals who fear persecution. The complaint supplements media accounts, and recent reports by […]

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