A Visit to Berks Family Detention Center Makes Clear Why They Lost their License
A tour to this detention center confirmed for me that the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services was right–it is no place to hold children.
Child Escapes Detention Center; What She Was Doing When Found Will Infuriate You
In the wake of the undocumented immigrant family separations policy instituted by the Trump administration, those trying to establish themselves in the United States continue to suffer. This week in Florida, an unnamed 15-year-old girl from Honduras with no apparent family in the United States attempted to escape from the detention facility where she had been … Continued
Lives in Peril: How Ineffective Inspections Make ICE Complicit in Detention Center Abuse
The Immigration Detention Transparency and Human Rights Project October 2015 Report I. Executive Summary In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, when the immigration detention system began its unprecedented growth, the world slowly began to hear about the troubling conditions of detention that immigrants confronted in government custody while facing removal from the United States. Years later, the Obama administration would inherit a sprawling, broken immigration…
How conditions in U.S. detention centers can affect children's health
The plight of migrant children held in U.S. detention centers continues to generate controversy. As Congress battles over emergency funding for care and resources at the border, medical professionals warn that even brief exposure to the current conditions could be damaging to children’s health. William Brangham reports and talks to pediatrician Julie Linton, who has visited some of the facilities.
Why Gary Said No to New Immigrant Detention Center
A detention center is not the right project, economically or morally.
Immigrant families share what they saw at detention center
About a dozen women and their babies seeking political asylum in the United States were released from federal detention in San Antonio on Wednesday.
Questions swirl about detention center hurricane plan
Almost a month into Florida’s hurricane season, state and local emergency officials have few details about the federal government’s plans for evacuating migrant children from a controversial Homestead detention facility if a hurricane comes toward Miami-Dade County. But the federal government says there is a plan. Federal officials say all migrant children in their care would be evacuated and given “safe transportation” to a temporary shelter, according to an email sent to U. S. Rep.
What Tom and Guillermo's Detention Center Wedding Reveals
When Tom Swann and Guillermo Hernandez got engaged in December of last year, they never expected that their wedding would take place in a federal immigration detention center.But on March 14, 2016, the two were wed at the Imperial Regional Detention Facility in Calexico, California, in what became the first wedding of a same-sex couple in immigration detention history.
Why Mothers Are on Strike at Karnes Immigrant Detention Center
"We want our FREEDOM," they've written in a letter obtained by Colorlines
What happened at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn?
What It's Like To Spend A Month In An Immigration Detention Center
A former detainee tells MTV News her story, including what happened after
10 arrested outside Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. - Ten people were arrested outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Tuesday night, according to police.Police said a group of 120 to 150 people had gathered in front of the detention center where dozens of migrant parents, who have be
How detention centers affect the health of immigrant children
Researchers have documented and quantified the physical and mental health toll that immigrant children experience during and after detention.
Students at Virginia Beach Detention center learn to code
Coding is reaching new people in Virginia Beach. A national organization that teaches computer science taught their skill at the Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Center.
What I Saw at the Detention Center
What It’s Like to Be a Teen Living in an Immigration Detention Center
“When we got there, we were all trying to stay very positive, thinking, 'OK, now we’re going to leave this place really soon.’”
Trans Woman Allegedly Beaten By ICE In Detention Center Before Her Death
Thirty-three-year-old Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, a transgender woman from Honduras, traveled over 2,000 miles along with 1,300 others to seek asylum in the United States after suffering extreme ...
Here’s Why A Black Man Quit Working For A Migrant Child Detention Center
Antar Davidson could not enforce inhumane behavior.
What we know about the migrant detention center in Clint, Texas
The little-known Border Patrol facility at Clint has suddenly become the public face of the chaos on America’s southern border
What we know about the sanitary conditions for migrants in detention centers
Some people held in border detention centers are being forced to bathe themselves with shampoo. The issue is far bigger than personal hygiene.