ICE Is Detaining More People Than Ever—and for Longer
Between May and July, the average number of days detainees spent in custody went from 28 to 46.
Will Congress Approve New Humanitarian Standards for Immigrant Detention Facilities?
The House voted to pass legislation to ensure that migrants have access to water, food, and medical services. But the bill will likely face opposition in the Senate.
ICE Releases a Dallas-Born Teenager After Wrongful Detention
The case of Francisco Erwin Galicia is one of many instances of a U.S. citizen being targeted for deportation.
Undocumented Workers Are Especially Vulnerable to Border Patrol in Vermont
Recent arrests exemplify the danger that workers face in the supposedly progressive state.
Anti-ICE Activists Target PNC Bank for Funding Private Detention Centers
Unlike Bank of the West, Bank of America, and SunTrust, which all announced plans to divest from for-profit prisons, PNC has not responded to activists' calls.
Which Reports on Immigrant Detention Conditions Can We Trust?
The government's own internal report confirms some of the claims made by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others this week.
Cory Booker's Immigration Plan Focuses on Day-One Changes
The 2020 candidate's plan focuses on executive actions that could happen with or without Congress getting on board.
A California City Cut Ties to ICE—but Its Detention Center Will Stay Open
It's the latest sign that the agency is finding ways to get around a state law restricting immigration detention, a trend that concerns immigration advocacy groups.
If Conditions for Detained Migrant Children Got Worse, How Would We Know?
Detention centers on the border are notorious for being "black boxes," and outside monitoring is rare.
What Laws Protect Detained Children From Mistreatment on the Border?
Federal statute protects the most basic of children's rights—but advocates say the government is still trying to find loopholes.
Illinois Is Cracking Down on Private Immigration Detention
A new law will give the state the strictest limits on private detention facilities in the nation.
What's Actually Causing Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Immigrant Detention Centers?
While conspiracy theorists blame the spread of the disease on the migrants themselves, research indicates that severe overcrowding in U.S. detention facilities and shelters on the Mexican side of the border are causing outbreaks.
Trump Will Cut Classes and Recreation for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
A former Obama administration official says that canceling classes hurts children's mental health and could also make it harder to catch physical health issues.
California Cities Are Ending ICE Detention Contracts, but Immigrants Might Not Go Free
Instead of releasing detainees, ICE is sending immigrants to remote, privately run facilities far from their lawyers and families.
California Could Tighten Reporting Requirements for Migrant Deaths in Custody
A new bill is making its way through the state legislature as recent reports of migrant child deaths raise concerns about transparency.
Can We Be Sure Only Six Migrant Children Have Recently Died in Government Custody?
We now know of six children who died after spending time in government custody in the last eight months. Advocates and politicians have raised the alarm that there could be more.
ICE Is Hugely Overspending Its Detention Budget—Again
Immigration advocates argue that ICE detention has exploded because the Trump administration is targeting more immigrants than ever before.
A Fifth Migrant Child Died in U.S. Custody. Why Does This Keep Happening?
The government is keeping children in rudimentary detention facilities for extended periods of time, in the care of agents who are not trained to recognize when children are ill.
One Reason Migrant Children Are Dying in Government Custody: Authorities Can't Tell When They're Sick
Two recent deaths have renewed questions about whether or not the government can adequately care for minors in its custody.
In New York, Undocumented Immigrants Could Become Eligible for Driver's Licenses Again
Nationally, traffic violations constitute the plurality of charges leading to ICE detention.
ICE Faces Legal Challenges to Arresting Immigrants at Courthouses and Immigration Proceedings
Civil rights advocates argue such arrests dissuade immigrants from seeking the protection of the law.
ICE's Largest Family Detention Center Is Well Below Capacity
But understanding why the detained population fluctuates so significantly is more complicated than looking at the number of beds.
The Attorney General's Latest Decision Could 'Hugely' Expand Immigrant Detention
Attorney General William Barr's decision will make thousands of asylum seekers ineligible for bond—which could significantly increase the number of people ICE tries to detain.