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Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children and Mothers From Detention

A federal judge ruled against the Obama administration’s current system of family detention late Friday, saying that it violated minimum requirements for conditions for children held in federal immigration custody, particularly provisions requiring that minors be placed in nonsecure facilities run by agencies licensed for child care.

A federal judge ruled against the Obama administration’s current system of family detention late Friday, saying that it violated minimum requirements for conditions for children held in federal immigration custody, particularly provisions requiring that minors be placed in nonsecure facilities ...

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The US is locking up immigrant children in private prisons under inhumane conditions

This article is by John Washington and reprinted with permission from In These Times magazine.

Drive south from San Antonio across the flat, derrick-studded, orange-dirt plains of South Texas, veer off Interstate 35 into the tiny fracking boomtown of Dilley, park in a gravel lot, get buzzed in, and you have arrived at the complex of trailers that comprise the South Texas Family Residential Center.

This article is by John Washington and reprinted with permission from In These Times magazine.

Drive south from San Antonio across the flat, derrick-studded, orange-dirt plains of South Texas, veer off Interstate 35 into the tiny ...

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Photo of the Day: LGBTQ leaders released from prison

Yesterday, Maya posted about LGBTQ and immigrant rights leaders who blocked the intersection in front of a detention center in Santa Ana. The activists demand the release of an undocumented trans woman held in Santa Ana and, more broadly, an end to our country’s violent detention and deportation.

Yesterday, Maya posted about LGBTQ and immigrant rights leaders who blocked the intersection in front of a detention center in Santa Ana. The activists demand the release of an undocumented trans woman held in Santa Ana ...

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Migrant minors need access to abortion care and they may not be getting it

Migrant women and girls being housed by ICE and other federal contractors may not be receiving the reproductive health care they need and ask for, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Migrant women and girls being housed by ICE and other federal contractors may not be receiving the reproductive health care they need and ask for, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Karnes moms to renew hunger strike

Last week 78 immigrant mothers took part in a hunger strike and work stoppage to call attention to the inhumane treatment that families are receiving in Karnes Immigrant Detention Facility. Today, 10 women are resuming the strike, refusing all services for another week and calling for their release. 

Last week 78 immigrant mothers took part in a hunger strike and work stoppage to call attention to the inhumane treatment that families are receiving in Karnes Immigrant Detention Facility. Today, 10 women are resuming the strike, refusing all ...

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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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