Between May and July, the average number of days detainees spent in custody went from 28 to 46.
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.
The case of Francisco Erwin Galicia is one of many instances of a U.S. citizen being targeted for deportation.
Recent arrests exemplify the danger that workers face in the supposedly progressive state.
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.
The government's own internal report confirms some of the claims made by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others this week.
The 2020 candidate's plan focuses on executive actions that could happen with or without Congress getting on board.
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.
Detention centers on the border are notorious for being "black boxes," and outside monitoring is rare.
Federal statute protects the most basic of children's rights—but advocates say the government is still trying to find loopholes.
A new law will give the state the strictest limits on private detention facilities in the nation.
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.
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.
Instead of releasing detainees, ICE is sending immigrants to remote, privately run facilities far from their lawyers and families.
A new bill is making its way through the state legislature as recent reports of migrant child deaths raise concerns about transparency.
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.
Immigration advocates argue that ICE detention has exploded because the Trump administration is targeting more immigrants than ever before.
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.
Two recent deaths have renewed questions about whether or not the government can adequately care for minors in its custody.
Nationally, traffic violations constitute the plurality of charges leading to ICE detention.
Civil rights advocates argue such arrests dissuade immigrants from seeking the protection of the law.
But understanding why the detained population fluctuates so significantly is more complicated than looking at the number of beds.
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.