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The Real Story Behind Candidates’ Stances on Detention Centers

Whether they are run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or a for-profit entity, detention centers are unnerving for a number of reasons, as are the connections some politicians have to them.

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.

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Report: Raids on Central American Women and Children ‘Unconstitutional’

Despite previous reports that Central American “families” were targeted, the report states that everyone detained during the sweep was a woman or a child.

Despite previous reports that Central American “families” were targeted, the report states that everyone detained during the sweep was a woman or a child.

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Nebraska Juveniles Face Solitary Confinement for Having ‘Too Many Books’

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.

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.

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Alabama Detention Center Receives Authorization to Force-Feed Hunger Striker, Ending #FreedomGiving Protest

“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.

“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.

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Advocates: Don’t License Texas Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

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.

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.

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Court Blocks Effort to License Family Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership told RH Reality Check that the state didn't want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency” or for the welfare of children; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet the facilities' needs.

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.

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For Women on Hunger Strike at Hutto Detention Center, It’s About Freedom

"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

“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

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Immigrant Rights Groups: Obama Administration Runs ‘Deportation Mill’ in New Mexico

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.

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.

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Senators ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Plans to Detain More Immigrant Women and 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.

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.

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The Call: A Choice No Mother Should Face

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.

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