Protesters gathered outside the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Sunday to protest what they consider the unjust detention of their loved ones.
The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies.
ICE runs the world’s largest immigration detention system, relying heavily on local jails and private facilities in far-flung communities, rather than operating them itself, the agency leases beds from local jails or contracts with private corporations.
Republicans in Congress on Wednesday derided the Obama administration’s plans to improve conditions for immigrants in detention.
In Karnes City, Texas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has unveiled its “first-ever designed-and-built civil detention center.”
Encarnacion Bail Romero claims that her son, Carlos Bail Romero, was taken from her while she was being held in custody for an immigration-related crime, saying she was helpless to stop the adoption process.
In deciding who may stay and who must leave this country, the deportation process for immigrants tolerates unfairness at every turn. There is a severe shortage of competent legal assistance for tens of thousands facing deportation.
Titled Unlocking Liberty: A Way Forward for U.S. Immigration Detention Policy, the report reveals that on any given day more than 33,000 immigrants are imprisoned in a national network of about 250 federal, state, private and local jails.
"One of the disappointments I was left with after watching Lost in Detention was the way the show seemed to serve as a mic for the excuses given by the Obama administration for the terror it’s policies create."
Last year, the Obama administration set new records for detaining and deporting immigrants who were inside the country illegally. FRONTLINE correspondent Maria Hinojosa takes a penetrating look at Obama’s vastly expanded immigration net, explores the controversial Secure Communities enforcement program and goes inside the hidden world of immigration detention in Lost in Detention, airing Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011,
Advocates in Tennessee claim Latinos in Shelbyville were purposely coerced by federal officials during immigration raids.
The National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago files a class-action suit against the use of immigration detainers, requests for local police to hold immigrants while their status is investigated.
Colombian brothers Mauro and Marlon Arboleda are two undocumented students living in Texas who, after having exhausted all their deportation appeals, are hoping that the DREAM Act will become a reality so that their immigration status can be normalized.
Though immigration detention facilities look very much like prisons — and indeed often share space with jails — roughly half the people now in immigration detention have never been convicted of any crime.