Posts Tagged Immigration detention

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Migrant mothers & kids held in solitary confinement as retaliation for hunger strike

The hunger strike by 78 mothers detained at the Karnes immigration detention center that we covered last week ended on Saturday — but not before detention officials locked up a few families, including young children, in solitary confinement.

The hunger strike by 78 mothers detained at the Karnes immigration detention center that we covered last week ended on Saturday — but not before detention officials locked up a few families, including young children, in solitary ...

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Support striking women detained in the Karnes immigration detention center

This week women held at the infamous Karnes detention center — one of the facilities, run by for-profit prison corporations, where migrant women and their children are being held in deplorable conditions while seeking asylum — went on strike, demanding their release.

This week women held at the infamous Karnes detention center — one of the facilities, run by for-profit prison corporations, where migrant women and their children are being held in deplorable conditions

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress remembers coming home from school to learn that her family had been deported

Actress Diane Guerrero experienced our draconian immigration policies first-hand when she was 14 years old, and came home from school to an empty house. Hours later she would find out her family had been taken to a detention center and would be deported. Guerrero is using her voice to speak out for humane, fair, and sensible immigration reform.

Actress Diane Guerrero experienced our draconian immigration policies first-hand when she was 14 years old, and came home from school to an empty house. Hours later she would find out her family had been taken ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

According to a new investigative report by Fusion, some 75 transgender immigrants are locked up in immigration detention on any given day. Trans women are usually housed with men and face conditions that “are often humiliating, dangerous, and even deadly.” Trans detainees account for 20 percent of confirmed cases of sexual abuse in detention facilities.

According to a new investigative report by Fusion, some 75 transgender immigrants are locked up in immigration detention on any given day. Trans women are usually housed with men and face conditions that “are often ...

Immigrants’ rights activists arrested in Arizona

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist Erika Andiola, along with two other immigrants’ rights activists, were arrested on Tuesday after refusing to move from the camp they had set up for the protest. 

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist ...