Advocates say the state is turning a blind eye to violations of state law by allowing the Berks County Residential Center to remain in operation.
On Tuesday, ICE agents apprehended 30-year-old Genaro Rojas-Hernandez from inside a courthouse. There have been 40 courthouse arrests across New York City so far this year.
In criminal law, people have the right to a bail hearing while they await trial. The Supreme Court is deciding if immigrants have that same right while they fight deportation.
Depending on whom you ask, Malachy McAllister is either an Irish terrorist or a persecuted asylum seeker. Either way, he’s been facing deportation for 10 years.
Millions of people in the US live their lives in limbo, under the “supervision” of federal agents and the uncertainty of whether they will be deported. One couple is asking: When can we have children?
Immigration detention is big business. Trump will make it even bigger.
For Sheriff Scott Jones, how the city of Sacramento approaches immigration doesn’t matter — as long as he can keep allowing immigration agents into the county’s detention center and can contract with the federal government to detain immigrants.
Some 100,000 people passed through the state’s four immigrant detention centers last year. The Dignity Not Detention bill will have to wait for the federal government to decide if it wants private companies detaining people.
“Sometimes I’d like to imprison the immigration officials, the judge, the president, so that they can endure 19 days in there with their children,” says one woman who was recently released from immigration detention.
After two weeks of skipping meals, the women are taking a short break. But they say will resume if the government does not consider their pleas to be released.
Even short-term stays in immigration detention can be harmful to children, say mental health experts. So why does the US government still hold young asylum-seekers?