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Article • December 11, 2017
Private Prison Profits Drive Increase in Immigrant Detentions by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Although most of the discussion in the past several months has been the continuing decrease in the number of prisoners in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to slightly more than 200,000, the Department of Homeland ...
Article • December 7, 2017
$82,500 Damages to Detained American, Federal Judge Blasts ICE Officials by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis In a scathing opinion, Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, awarded a wrongfully detained American citizen $82,500 in damages for false ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Montana County Settles Suit over Prisoner’s Rape for $125,000 by In November 2016, Jefferson County, Montana agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by a prisoner who was allegedly raped in the county jail. Audemio Orozco-Ramirez was being held on immigration charges when he claimed he ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Former Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Criminal Contempt, Receives Presidential Pardon by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s words, rather than his misdeeds, finally landed him on the verge of going to prison – but he was pulled back from the brink after receiving a ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Climate Refugees in Toxic Immigrant Jails Are Victims of Environmental Racism by Candice Bernd by Candice Bernd, Truthout In April 2017, the Northwest Washington again made headlines after more than 100 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike to protest the conditions inside the for-profit immigration jail. The demands reflected many ...
ICE Detainee Sent to Solitary Confinement for Encouraging Protest of “Voluntary” Low-Wage Labor by Spencer Woodman by Spencer Woodman, reprinted with permission from The Intercept In June, officials at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia sentenced an immigrant detainee to a month in solitary ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
IRS Audit Prompts New Mexico County to Convert Bonds Used for ICE Facility by Joe Watson by Joe Watson An Internal Revenue Service audit of tax-free bonds used to develop an immigrant detention facility in New Mexico was closed once the bonds were converted to taxable status. Otero County issued ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Illegal 24-Day ICE Detention Nets Lawful Permanent Resident $99,000 Settlement by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In 2008 a lawsuit filed by a Mexican citizen who had obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States and was later detained while trying to return to the U.S. from Mexico was ...
Article • September 13, 2017
$10,000 Settlement for California Man Unlawfully Detained by ICE by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 1, 2013, U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, signed a stipulated order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a man ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Lawful Sudanese Immigrant Receives $60,000 Settlement for Five Days Unlawful ICE Detention by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 2, 2004, U.S. District Judge Charles K. Wolff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, signed an order approving the settlement in, and dismissing, a case ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Naturalized U.S. Citizen Receives $400,000 after Being Illegally Held by ICE for 71 Months by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Rennison Vern Castillo served honorably in the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. While serving the country, Castillo was sworn in ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Private Prison Companies’ Plan to License “Baby Jails” Fails in Texas Legislature by Bob Libal by Bob Libal Legislation developed by private prison corporation GEO Group that would have licensed immigrant family detention centers as “child care facilities” failed in the Texas legislature in May 2017 following widespread opposition by ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Immigration, Juveniles
Federal Judge Claims Three-year-olds Can Understand Immigration Law by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In a deposition taken in a federal lawsuit challenging the lack of legal representation for children in deportation hearings, a longtime immigration judge caused the Justice Department to distance itself from his claim that he had ...
Brief • August 9, 2017
AAAJ-ALC v. DHS, CA, Complaint, Immigration Bond Public Records, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-04388-EDL Document 1 Filed 08/02/17 Page 1 of 27 1 JAYASHRI SRIKANTIAH (CA Bar No. 189556) JENNIFER STARK (CA Bar No. 267062) 2 IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS CLINIC Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School 3 Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott ...
Brief • August 2, 2017
USA v. Arpaio, AZ, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Contempt of Court, 2017 Case 2:16-cr-01012-SRB Document 210 Filed 07/31/17 Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 United States of America, Plaintiff, ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Denial of FOIA Request for Complaints Against Immigration Judges Reversed by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court’s order allowing across-the-board redactions by the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted ...
ACLU - re Private Military and Security Companies, UN Working Group, 2017 Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union Before the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self Determination ...
Article • July 20, 2017
2013 Deportations of Undocumented Reach Record High by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, deportations of undocumented immigrants have climbed every year, and 2013 was no exception. In fiscal year 2013, 438,421 individuals were ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Third Circuit Reverses Denial of Class Certification by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has resurrected a challenge to the constitutionality of 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c), the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act that requires mandatory detention of undocumented immigrants who have ...
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