Whether they are run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or a for-profit entity, detention centers are alarming for a number of reasons, as are the connections some politicians have to them.
Despite previous reports that Central American “families” were targeted, the report states that everyone detained during the sweep was a woman or a child.
Nebraska juveniles are routinely placed in isolation for days and weeks at a time, defying best practices developed by mental health experts, a report finds.
“Force-feeding is a legal form of retaliation and torture and ICE is tormenting these immigrants in detention instead of granting them their freedom,” an advocate, Sasha W., told RH Reality Check.
Dozens of advocates gathered at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday for a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to license two family detention centers as child-care facilities.
Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership said that the state didn’t want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency”; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet the facilities’ needs.
“If you read the letters from the women detained within Hutto, you’ll see this isn’t just about health care or the quality of food in detention; it’s about human rights violations,” a source with access to the women within Hutto told RH Reality Check
Immigrant rights groups sued the federal government on Tuesday to compel the Obama administration to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children.
A massive new detention facility would harm immigrant women and children and reverse administration policy on family detentions, according to a letter sent Thursday by a group of leading Senate Democrats to the Department of Homeland Security.
As the rights of women are increasingly under attack in the continuing “war on women,” an entire population deeply affected by this conversation continues to be largely ignored: immigrant women.