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A Mother And Son's Journeys Seeking Asylum In The U.S., WBUR/KQED, Dec. 2018

Etowah: the Ice detention center with the goal to ‘make your life miserable’, The Guardian, Dec. 2018

Bay Area families are opening their homes to asylum seekers: ‘It’s a bold act of resistance’, The Mercury News, Dec. 2018

Helping end isolation in detention one immigrant at a time, The Renegade Rip, Dec. 2018

UC-Berkeley Student Gov't Approves Resolution to Financially Support Migrant Caravan, Fox News, Dec. 2018


ICE moves to silence detention center volunteer visitors, San Diego Tribune, Nov. 2018

Bay Area mom waits for son traveling in migrant caravan, KRON4, Nov. 2018

Jeff Sessions May Be Gone, But His Impact On Immigration Policy Will Live On, Buzzfeed, Nov. 2018

With or without criminal records, some immigrants spend many years in detention, LA Times, Nov. 2018

ICE suspende acceso a grupo que visita a inmigrantes del Centro de Detención Otay Mesa, La Opinion, Nov. 2018

Fondo de jubilación de maestros de California retira inversiones de cárceles de ICE, La Opinion, Nov. 2018

What Life is Like After Getting Out of an Immigration Detention Center, ELLE, Nov. 2018

Christian visitors bring hope to immigrant detainees facing tough odds in New Hampshire jail, Episcopal News Service, Nov. 2018

Asylum seeker dies 10 days after hospitalization, Crosscut, Nov. 2018

This is not the country I want my kids to grow up in:’ How the new women’s wave in Congress will change the game, MAKERS/Yahoo, Nov. 2018

A Private Prison Company Says Georgia’s Investigation Into a Detainee’s Death Must Stay Secret, Mother Jones, Nov. 2018

How you can help the caravan, El Tecolote, Nov. 2018

Students, alumni advocate for supporting Central American refugees at ASUC meeting, Daily Californian, Nov. 2018


A Surprise Inspection of an ICE Detention Center Reveals Horrific Conditions, Mother Jones, Oct. 2018

Homeland Security watchdog attacks ICE for dangers at immigrant detention center, Center for Public Integrity, Oct. 2018

A Pattern of Medical Neglect in ICE Detention Centers Has Immigrants and Advocates on Alert, Brit+Co, Oct. 2018

Report: Trump Administration Not Prepared for Family Separation Policy, VOA News, Oct. 2018

Records of abuse of detainees should be retained, Albuquerque Journal, Oct. 2018

Makeshift nooses among problems found at San Bernardino County immigration detention center struggling with suicide attempts, Orange County Register, Oct. 2018

Report: Nooses in cells highlight violations inside Adelanto immigration detention center, Victorville Daily Press, Oct. 2018

Bedsheet "nooses" among "serious violations" at California ICE detention facility, CBS News, Oct. 2018

This is what you should know about Brett Kavanaugh’s first hot-button Supreme Court case, ThinkProgress, Oct. 2018

Incarcerated and Infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center Is Failing Sick Inmates, Seattle Weekly, Oct. 2018

Inmigrante detenido narra su cautiverio en Theo Lacy, La Opinion, Oct. 2018

This Supreme Court immigration case could mean more family separations, The Hill, Oct. 2018

At Largest ICE Detention Center In The Country, Guards Called Attempted Suicides ‘Failures,’ The Intercept, Oct. 2018

Immigrants face hurdles to prove abuse by US agents, Associated Press, Oct. 2018

DHS rarely urges action against agents accused of abusing immigrants, advocates say, Associated Press/Washington Post, Oct. 2018

"Le levantó el sostén y le tocó los senos": cientos denuncian abusos de agentes migratorios, pero no les creen, Univision, Oct. 2018

For ICE detainees, access to clergy is infrequent or absent altogether, rights groups say, Religion News Service, Oct. 2018


In response to Trump policies, some Californians open their homes to asylum seekers, LA Times, Sept. 2018

The Alternative To Immigrant Detention Everyone Should Know About, Forbes, Sept. 2018

Attorneys Fear Trump Reg Gives Detention Centers A Loose Leash, Law 360, Sept. 2018

Hudson County to end contract with ICE to house immigration detainees, North Jersey Record, Sept. 2018

As Family Detention Expands, Attys Look To Alternatives, Law 360, Sept. 2018

Below the Surface of ICE: The Corporations Profiting From Immigrant Detention, In These Times, Sept. 2018

Responding to Trump's 'hatred and meanness,' Americans open their homes to asylum seekers, Daily Kos, Sept. 2018

People Nationwide Pledge To Host Asylum Seekers In New Freedom for Immigrants Campaign, Yuba Net, Sept. 2018

"Los pandilleros gobiernan esas cárceles", asegura un migrante que pasó 15 meses bajo custodia de ICE, Univision, Sept. 2018

Asylum seeker goes on hunger strike after being detained in El Paso for two years, NBC KTSM El Paso, Sept. 2018


Activists Push Back, East Bay Express, August 2018

Demonstrators Gather in Pasadena as Federal Appeals Court Hears Border Wall Challenge, KTLA 5, August 2018

Venezuelan military deserter faces deportation back to government U.S. calls dictatorship, McClatchy, August 2018

Women's Magazine on KPFA: WCDF Community Fund, KPFA, August 2018

If Canada Wants To Protect Migrants, Stop Sending Them Back To U.S., HuffPost, August 2018

In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches, The Washington Post, August 2018

Prosecute ICE Agents? Immigrant Advocates Say Yes., Rewire, August 2018


Op-Ed: A bird trapped in ICE detention: What it’s like inside the largest immigrant prison in the US, Salon, July 2018

Immigrants Called ‘Animal,’ ‘Terrorist,’ ‘King Kong’ in Detention Under Trump: Report, Daily Beast, July 2018

Report finds more than 800 complaints of hate-related abuse in immigration detention, San Diego Tribune, July 2018

These pen-pal programs for immigrants in detention are a way to show you care, Mashable, July 2018

You can write to immigrants in detention with these pen-pal programs and offer words of kindness, Hello Giggles, July 2018

4 Pen Pal Programs For Immigrants In Detention You & Your Kids Can Write To Right Now, Romper, July 2018

Where Cities Help Detain Immigrants, The Atlantic’s City Lab, July 2018

6 Impactful Ways to Help Migrant Families Separated at the Border, Self, July 2018

Violence and abuse: The daily life of immigrants in detention centers, Al Dia, July 2018

Richmond mayor tours ICE facility, immigrant rights groups raise money to free detainees on bond, FOX KTVU, July 2018

The plight of ICE detainees, even as East Bay jail will stop holding them, SF Chronicle, July 2018

Contra Costa County cuts ties with ICE, ending contract for jailing immigrant detainees, LA Times, July 2018

Migrants describe hunger and solitary confinement at for-profit detention center, CNN, July 2018

Mounting outrage in US over conditions facing detained immigrants, World Socialist Website, July 2018

Sheriff Bans Protests On Richmond Jail Grounds, East Bay Times, July 2018

Migrant Women Who Were Sexually Assaulted in ICE Detention Are Telling Their Stories, Jezebel, July 2018

Sheriff's Termination of ICE Jail Contract Not a Win for Many Immigrant Families, East Bay Express, July 2018

Op-Ed: Termination of ICE Contract Won’t End Protests, The Mercury News, July 2018

Mexican national who killed himself in ICE custody spent 21 days in solitary confinement, ThinkProgress, July 2018

The Sustained Work of Activists Pushed This California County to Cut Ties With ICE, Remezcla, July 2018

South Florida activists take action against ICE, GEO Group, dozens arrested, Liberation News, July 2018

For Survivors of Domestic Violence, Gaining Asylum Just Got Tougher, East Bay Express, July 2018

Travel Ban and Beyond The High Court: Year in Immigration, LAW 360, July 2018

CityWatch Today: The Human Cost of Getting Used to Trump, City Watch LA, July 2018

A Native American Tribe Has a $800 Million Contract to Run ICE Detention Centers, Daily Beast, July 2018

Immigrant detainees are being held at an EPA Superfund site, ThinkProgress, July 2018

Healthy alternatives needed to house detained immigrants in US, Vatican News, July 2018

Migrant Parents Reunited With Children Must Brace for Trauma and Long Recovery, Truthout, July 2018

Report details 800+ complaints of hateful abuse in immigration detention since Trump's inauguration, Daily Kos, July 2018



Fate of children unclear after reversal of Trump’s family separation policy, MSNBC,  June 2018

Op-Ed: Don't stop with family separation. End the whole immigration prison system, LA Times, June 2018

Thousands Rally for Immigrant Rights at the Contra Costa Sheriff's Jail in Richmond, East Bay Express, June 2018

This New Tool Aims to Help Reunite Kids Seized at the Border With Their Families, Gizmodo, June 2018

More than 800 cases of abuse motivated by hate in immigrant detentions centres under Trump, report reveals, The Independent, June 2018

Here Is Just Some of the Hateful Abuse Immigrants Face in Detention Centers, The Nation, June 2018,

Advocates say the fastest way to help immigrants separated from their children: Post their bail, Marketwatch, June 2018

Immigrant Detainees Held At Site Flagged Hazardous To Human Health, Carbonated TV, June 2018

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border, Slate, June 2018

The story of a family ripped apart by Trump's immigration policies | Al Jazeera English, June 2018

Here’s One Solution to Keep Families Together — And We Know It Works, InStyle Magazine, June 2018

California group starts online detainee locator, Associated Press, June 2018

“No one will believe baboon complaints” - Racist abuse in immigration detention on the rise in Trump era, report says, The Intercept, June 2018

Churches push for alternatives to detention for immigrants, Reading Eagle, June 2018

Another Way to Keep Families Together: Join the New Sanctuary Movement, The Nation, June 2018

A Twitter Bot Is Posting the Names and Locations of Immigrant Detention Centers Across the U.S., Slate, June 2018

Op-Ed: Estrada: What It’s Like To Celebrate Father’s Day While In Immigration Detention, Voice of OC, June 2018

'ICE out of California,' News Review, June 2018

Abuse of immigration detainee alleged at Bristol County House of Correction, South Coast Today, June 2018

U.S. Senators Harris, Merkley, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Reunify and Protect Immigrant Families, Sierra Sun Times, July 2018

Crossing the U.S. border shouldn't send you to jail, LA Times, June 2018

On family separation, evangelicals add their voices to opposition, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 2018

At Victorville prison, 1,000 beds set aside to hold immigration detainees, Victorville DailyPress, June 2018

Federal court orders Trump administration to reunite separated families by deadlines, KPCC, June 208

Op-Ed: Trump Doesn’t Want Californians To Know What’s Happening Inside Immigrant Jails, The OC Register, June 2018

Meet the Women Defending Migrant Children on Our Border, InStyle, June 2018


California stopped expansion of abusive ICE detention. Congress can, too, The Sacramento Bee, May 2018

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Sen. Kamala Harris bills to place moratorium on ICE detention centers, American Bazaar, May 2018

Indian American Politicians Ask for Better Supervision of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Little India, May 2018

Immigrant activist organizations hold public tribunal to hold ICE, East Bay police accountable, East Bay Times, May 2018

Contra Costa: Richmond Mayor blocked from jail as volunteer group returns, East Bay Times, May 2018

Alabama's immigration detainees face 'black hole' of endless waiting, The Associated Press, May 2018

No end in sight: An Egyptian Man’s Ordeal in ICE Custody & the Plight of Indefinite Immigration Detention, The Intercept, May 208

Democratic Lawmakers Want Moratorium on New Ice Facilities and Better Oversight of Existing Ones, AlternNet, May 2018

Calif. Judge Urged To Block Suit Over 'Sanctuary' Policies, Law 360, May 2018

The New ICE Age: An Agency Unleashed, The New York Review of Books, May 2018

Abusos sexuales y negligencia médica plagan centros de detención de indocumentados, HOY Los Angeles, May 2018

Investigation: Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery., In These Times, May 2018

Clama por atención médica para su esposa detenida en Adelanto, La Opinion, May 2018

Miles de inmigrantes están detenidos lejos de sus familias, La Opinion, May 2018


Detained, Then Violated, The Intercept, April 2018

A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’, The Nation, April 2018

People should know the truth about detention centers, ATTN:, April 2018

Immigrant Rights Group: Hudson County Jail Deaths Are 'Systemic',, April 2018

People's Tribunal Featured on 'The Damage Report,' The Young Turks, April 2018

Migrant Caravan Is No Threat to U.S., But Trump’s Scare Tactics Are, News Deeply, April 2018

Contra Costa sheriff stonewalls officials who want to tour troubled jail, San Francisco Chronicle, April 2018



Immigration detention in the United States denies basic human freedoms, LA Times, March 2018

Under the Media Radar, Trump Is Locking Up More Refugees, Truthdig, March 2018

What happens to immigrants after they're arrested? KALW, March 2018

ICE Reportedly Abused Nearly 100 Somalis With Shackles And Racial Slurs On Unsuccessful Deportation Flight, Blavity, March 2018

Inside Etowah County jail: 'Nightmare' conditions may have helped sheriff buy beach house,, March 2018

El condado Hudson le cierra las puertas a ICE, Telemundo 47, March 2018

I spent a decade in immigration detention, The Hill, March 2018

Contra Costa sheriff bans ICE detainee advocacy group from visiting jail. Nonprofit calls it retaliation., The Mercury News, March 2018

East Bay sheriff accuses banned immigrant rights group of sneaking ‘contraband’ to ICE detainees, East Bay Times, March 2018

Immigration advocacy group locked out of Contra Costa County jail: report, Fox KTVU, March 2018

A detention center vigil that defies La Migra, People’s World, March 2018

Sheriff’s Office bans group from serving ICE detainees, citing violations, The Richmond Standard, March 2018

Rep DeSaulnier urges Contra Costa County to end ICE detentions, San Francisco Chronicle, March 2018

'Prisoners are people first': America's inmates are ready for their #MeToo moment, The Independent, March 2018

ICE Shackled 92 Somalis for 40 Hours on a Failed Deportation Flight. That Was Just The Start of the Abuse. The Intercept, March 2018

20 Contra Costa Jail Volunteers Lose Clearances Over Violations, CBS San Francisco, March 2018

Exclusive: A look inside Georgia’s newest immigration detention center, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 2018

Hudson County ends participation in federal immigration detention program,, March 2018

Immigrant advocacy group barred from Contra Costa County jails, SFGate, March 2018

20 Detention Facility Volunteers Lose Clearances For Violations,, March 2018

Contra Costa sheriff says banned group broke jail rules in visiting immigrants, The Greater New Milford Spectrum, March 2018

Contra Costa Sheriffs Office Addresses Revocation of Clearance for CIVIC Group, East County Today, March 2018

Sheriff bans illegal immigrant visitation group CIVIC from county jail for violating rules, they deny violations, Contra Costa Herald, March 2018



US Supreme Court: Detained Immigrants Do Not Have Right to Bond Hearing, VOA News, February 2018

These Harrowing Stories Shed Light On The Rampant Sexual Abuse in Immigrant Detention Centers, Remezcla, February 2018

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Immigrant Detention Is a Huge Win for Private Prisons, Splinter News, February 2018

Immigrant dies after being held at Georgia detention center accused of poor medical care, ThinkProgress, February 2018

Private prisons make a buck with inhumane treatment of immigrants, Who What Why, February 2018



Private Immigrant Prisons In California Now Subject To Public Records Act, Huffington Post, January 2018

Mistreatment at the Richmond jail? There is none, sheriff says San Francisco Chronicle , January 2018

Immigration Detention Centers Put Rule of Law to Shame Truthdig, January 2018

Advocates want #MeToo debate to include immigrant detention Associated Press, January 2018

Immigration Advocates: Immigrant Detainees Must Be Included in the #MeToo Conversation, Colorlines, January 2018

CIVIC works to end immigration detention Las Cruces Sun-News




Democratic Members to DHS: Investigate Sexual Abuse in Immigration Centers, Roll Call, December 2018

Grijalva, Lawmakers Urge Investigation Of Sex Assault Claims At Detention Centers, Fronteras Desk, December 2018

Dems say tiny fraction of sexual assault charges against DHS are investigated, The Hill, December 2018

73 members of Congress: Investigate sex-assault reports at immigration facilities, The Arizona Republic, December 2018

Democratic lawmakers urge investigations into sexual assault claims in immigration detention, Victorville Daily Press, December 2018

Miguel’s New Music Video ‘Now’ Shows Harsh Reality of Immigration Detention Centers, People Magazine, December 2017.
FBI Intervenes After Sexual Assault Allegations at Texas Immigrant Detention Center, Reveal, December 2017.
Miguel’s New Music Video ‘Now’ Sheds Light on the Truth Behind Immigration Detention Centers, Latina, December 2017.
Immigration Advocates Demand Answers After Sex Abuse Claims Surface Out of Texas Detention Center, Remezcla, December 2017.
Say ‘No’ to new immigrant detention site in Minnesota, Southside Pride, December 2017.
Miguel Tackles Immigrant Detention Centers In His Music Video For ‘Now’, Huffington Post, December 2017.
Miguel’s “Now” Video Is a Powerful Statement on the Injustice of Immigrant Detention, Remezcla, December 2017.
‘Immigrant Detention Center’ Is Just a Nice Way to Say ‘Prison’, Splinter News, December 2017.

Democrats Call for Probe of Sexual Assaults, Harassment Claims by Immigrants in Detention, KQED, Dec. 2017

US Inspectors Alarmed Over Conditions at Immigrant Detention Centers, VOA News, Dec. 2017

Widespread detainee abuse at ice prisons confirmed by inspector general report, Shadowproof, Dec 2017


Inside Miguel’s Political Awakening, Rolling Stone Magazine, November 2017.
US female migrant detainees ‘given bags to use as toilets’, BBC News, November 2017.
Deportation chosen over Richmond jail; complaints under investigation, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Conditions worsen for some ICE detainees at Richmond jail, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Calls to investigate ICE jail in Richmond, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Why Are We Locking Up Immigrants For Years?, Newsweek, November 2017.
Activist groups ask supes to audit Alameda Co. Sheriff’s budget, KTVU, November 2017.
Texas Detention Center Faces Allegations of Widespread Sexual Abuse—Again, Rewire, November 2017.
More Trouble at T. Don Hutto, The Austin Chronicle, November 2017.
Inmigrante detenida denuncia abuso sexual: “Pensaba que si ella no tocaba mi cuerpo me iban a deportar”, Univision, November 2017.
ICE moves to close South Georgia detention center, then re-evaluates, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 2017.
Contra Costa sheriff pledges ‘full investigation’ amidst troubling allegations from ICE detainees, East Bay Times, November 2017.
The Agony of Having a Sick Husband in ICE’s Deadliest Detention Center, Splinter News, November 2017.
Immigrant complaints of East Bay jail conditions prompt call for U.S. probe, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Separar hijos de padres inmigrantes para crear desánimo, Telemundo, November 2017.
US release of asylum-seeker on life support raises questions, Associated Press News, November 2017.

Immigrant detainees allege conditions are so bad at Contra Costa jail, they'd prefer deportation, Daily Kos, Nov. 2017

Contra Costa sheriff pledges ‘full investigation’ amidst troubling allegations from ICE detainees, Times-Herald, Nov. 2017

A Migrant Says She Was Assaulted at a Detention Center. Advocates Are Calling on Law Enforcement to Investigate, Rewire, Nov. 2017

ICE Destroys Detainees' Records, KPFA, Nov 2017


Immigrant advocates hold concert outside detention center to bring awareness to mass imprisonment, ThinkProgress, October 2017.
Arizonans can fight against immigrant detention, Arizona Daily Star, October 2017.
Undocumented Youth in Immigration Facilities Face Unique Challenges, TeenVogue, October 2017.
R&B singer Miguel headlines concert in Adelanto calling for end of immigrant detention, Los Angeles Times, October 2017.
Miguel To Hit The Stage As The Headliner For #SchoolsNotPrisons Concert,, October 2017.
R&B Singer Miguel Plays Concert For Detained Immigrant Cause, CBS Los Angeles, October 2017.
Grammy winner Miguel to perform free concert in Adelanto to advocate for immigrants, The Press Enterprise, October 2017.
Study: Fox News covered immigration five times as much as CNN and MSNBC combined, Media Matters for America, October 2017.
Brave New Films’ mini doc on Immigrant Prisons, Brave New Films, October 2017.
When the American Dream Becomes Human Rights Abuse, Nationswell, October 2017.
What Life Is Like In An Immigrant Prison, Splinter News Video, October 2017.
Orange County, California, is ICE’s island of support in sanctuary state, Reveal, October 2017.
Nueva campaña contra centros migratorios ante aumento en quejas de parte de detenidos, La Opinion, October 2017.
Activists plan Adelanto concert to call for immigration detention center shutdowns, VV Daily Press, October 2017.
Governor signs bill slowing expansion of for-profit immigration detention facilities, Oakland North, October 2017.
Governor signs bills that seek to protect undocumented immigrants, Fontana Herald News, October 2017.
California freezes growth of immigration detention facility in Adelanto, VV Daily Press, October 2017.

California, Rights Groups Seek Greater Control Of Immigrant Detention Centers, CBS SF Bay Area, September 2017.
A Medical Emergency, and the Growing Crisis at Immigration Detention Centers, The New Yorker, September 2017.
ICE Wants to Destroy Its Records of In-Custody Deaths, Sexual Assault, and Other Detainee Files, The Nation, September 2017.
Asylum Seekers Sue ICE Over Prolonged Detention, Courthouse News, September 2017.
How do standards measure up at immigration detention centers? A special report, PolitiFact, September 2017.
Do We Have to Abolish the Victim Narrative to Abolish Immigration Detention?, Huffington Post, September 2017.
Victory for Immigrant Hunger Strikers: Lawsuit Challenges Slave Wages at Private Jail, Truthout, September 2017.

ICE Wants To Start Destroying Records Related To Deaths And Sexual Assaults In Immigrant Detention, LAist, August 2017.
ICE Seeks Permission to Destroy Records of Sexual Assaults and Deaths, Fusion/Splinter News, August 2017.
ICE Seeks To Destroy Records On Detainee Deaths, Sexual Abuse, Talking Points Memo (TPM), August 2017.
Officials insist Adelanto ICE detainees properly cared for, immigrant rights activists disagree, San Bernardino Sun, August 2017.
Business and ICE collaborate to keep workers down, Sacramento Bee, August 2017

Immigration Court Case Backlog Hits Record 610,000, Law 360, July 2017.
“I Almost Died in My Own Blood”: A German Detainee’s Harrowing Allegations of His Time in Immigration, Mother Jones, July 2017.
A Diabetic Migrant Was Taken Into ICE Custody—Then They Trashed Her Medication, Rewire, July 2017.
Investigation: Medical neglect at Hudson County jail alleged in death of detainee,, July 2017.
Adelanto Detention Facility barred from expanding for another decade, VV Daily Press, July 2017.
ICE facility in California a monument to cruelty, greed, Las Vegas Sun, July 2017.
The Stain of Adelanto: Suffering and Solidarity for Detained Immigrants, Truthout, July 2017.
Is Adelanto California’s Guantanamo?, City Watch, July 2017.
Stand With Hunger Strikers at the Adelanto Detention Facility, Truthout, July 2017.
El Paso artist teaches art to refugees in Otero County Prison, Alamogordo Daily News, July 2017.
DOJ Announces New EOIR Acting Deputy Director, Law 360, July 2017.

California Aims to Quash Immigration Detention Growth, New York Times, June 2017.
California Deals Blow To Trump’s Plan To Expand Immigrant Detention Centers, BuzzFeed, June 2017.
ICE Detention Facility Locks Out Clergy and Lawyers, Capital & Main, June 2017.
ICE Locks Down Immigrant Detention Facility After Interfaith Group Holds Prayer Circle, LAist, June 2017.
Women in California’s Largest Immigrant Prison Hold Hunger Strike, Truthout, June 2017.
Centro de ICE en Adelanto en el ojo del huracán por muertes, huelga de hambre, quejas de abusos y visitas negadas, Univision, June 2017.
Mujeres migrantes detenidas por ICE hacen huelga de hambre en California, Azteca, June 2017.
California Leading the Way in Immigration Detention Reform with Budget Bill, New America Media, June 2017.
California Just Outlawed Immigration Detention Expansion, Huffington Post, June 2017.
Undocumented, and Trapped Between Your Abuser and Deportation, Vice, June 2017.
Clérigos tratan visitar detenidos en huelga de hambre en cárceles de Inmigración, Radio Bilingue, June 2017.
Expulsan a visitantes y bloquean la entrada a pastores y abogados en Adelanto, La Opinión, June 2017.
Another immigrant dies while in ICE custody at a controversial for-profit detention center, Think Progress, June 2017.
Another Immigrant Has Died In ICE Custody And Critics Worry It’s Just The Beginning, BuzzFeed, June 2017.
ICE Violates First Amendment Rights of 60 Faith Leaders and Attorneys, Huffington Post, June 2017.
The U.S. is Trying to Deport Me, But You Can’t Deport My Story, VOICE of OC, June 2017.
Budget deal bans new immigrant detention center contracts in California, Reveal, June 2017.
Attorney General Becerra, Senator Lara Announce California Department of Justice to Review Conditions in Immigrant Detention Facilities, Highland News, June 2017.
California Aims to Block Trump’s Expansion of Immigrant Detention, Mother Jones, June 2017.
California Bars Expansion of ‘Inhumane’ Immigration Detention Facilities, Rewire, June 2017.
California Defies Federal Mandate to Expand Immigration Detention Centers, LA Weekly, June 2017.
California Takes a Stand Against Immigrant Detention, Human Rights Watch, June 2017.
Detainees protest medical neglect, high bond amounts with brief hunger strike, VV Daily Press, June 2017.
Visibility for immigrants in detention increasingly urgent in Trump era, Media Matters for America, June 2017.

ICE Urged To End Arbitrary Detention For Asylum Seekers, Law 360, May 2017.
More Immigrants Are Being Detained As US Clamps Down On “Catch-And-Release”, BuzzFeed, May 2017.
O.C. Supervisors’ decision to expand detention program overlooks jail conditions, Los Angeles Times, May 2017.
Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown will be deadly, USA Today, May 2017.
U.S. Government Abruptly Removes Damning Detention Inspection Report From Its Website, Huffington Post, May 2017.
Immigrant detention centers marred by ‘needless deaths’ amid poor care – report, The Guardian, May 2017.
Report: medical woes at US immigrant detention centres, BBC News, May 2017.
Stati Uniti, il pugno di ferro di Trump riduce l’assistenza sanitaria nei centri di detenzione per migranti, La Repubblica (Italy), May 2017.
‘Systematic’ Neglect: Rights Groups Slam Deadly US Treatment of Migrant Detainees, TeleSUR TV, May 2017.
Precaridade nos cuidados médicos para os imigrantes detidos nos EUA – ONG, Diario de Noticias (Portugal), May 2017.
Second ICE detainee in Georgia dies in space of two days, Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 2017.
Un detenido de ICE se suicida y vuelve a encender las alarmas sobre las celdas de aislamiento, Univision, May 2017.
Adelanto Detention Facility ranks high for sexual assaults on immigrants, group says, Press Enterprise, May 2017.
Houston immigrant detention center has more deaths than most other centers nationwide, Houston Chronicle, May 2017.
Medical care for immigrant detainees in detention facilities appear to be ‘broken’, Business Insider, May 2017.
In Immigrant Jails, Health Care Can Be Hazardous To Prisoners’ Health, Fast Company, May 2017.
Immigrant Detainees May Be Dying Because Of Inadequate Care, Doctors Say, Huffington Post, May 2017.
Deficiencies In Detention Centers’ Medical Care Contributed To Immigrants’ Deaths, Report Finds, California Healthline, May 2017.
Immigration officials defend detention practices from human rights groups, Washington Times, May 2017.
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’: The making of a California prison town., High Country News, May 2017.
Treating Cancer with Ibuprofen, The Marshall Project, May 2017.
Class project promotes immigrant rights, Cal State Los Angeles University Times, May 2017.
Report questions immigration detention deaths in Houston – and nationwide, Houston Chronicle, May, 2017.
Immigrant Detainees Are Being Neglected in Private Prisons,, May 2017.
Human Rights Report cites Pa. case of suicide in immigration detention,, May 2017.
Report: Undocumented People Dying ‘Needlessly’ in Immigrant Detention Centers, Rewire, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch & CIVIC Charges Detention Medical Failures, The Crime Report, May 2017.
Poor care contributed to migrant deaths in U.S. jails: report, Reuters, May 2017.
US detention hazardous to immigrants’ health, Al Jazeera, May 2017.
Immigrant Jails: Health Care Can Be Hazardous to Prisoners’ Health, Capital & Main, May 2017.
Report criticizes York prison for 2013 suicide: ‘Woefully inadequate’, York Dispatch, May 2017.
A tragic suicide at York County Prison (editorial), York Daily Record, May 2017.
Scathing report alleges substandard mental health care at York County Prison, York Daily Record, May 2017.
Suffering, Deaths Likely to Increase in Trump’s Immigration Jails, Phoenix New Times, May 2017.
Systematic medical failure kills several immigrants in US detention centers, PressTV, May 2017.
‘Systemic’ problems in immigrant detainee medical care, report charges, KPCC, May 2017.
Here’s how private prisons are being challenged, even as they scale up, PRI The World, May 2017.
Poor medical care in immigration detention has deadly results, report says, Reveal: The Center for Investigative Reporting, May 2017.
Immigrant deaths due to poor care in detention: report, Law 360, May 2017.
Where Trump’s Policies Sow Fear, New Campaign Argues, ‘Corporate Backers of Hate’ Stand to Profit, Rewire, May 2017.
Indiferencia “sistémica” de ICE pone en peligro mortal a inmigrantes detenidos, La Opinion, May 2017.
Indiferencia “sistémica” de ICE pone en peligro mortal a inmigrantes detenidos, El Diario, May 2017.
Indiferencia “sistémica” de ICE pone en peligro mortal a inmigrantes detenidos,, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC advierte sobre riesgo de muertes de migrantes por políticas de Trump, El Pais, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC advierte sobre riesgo de muertes de migrantes por políticas de Trump, Sputnik News, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch advierte sobre riesgo de muertes de inmigrantes bajo la administración Trump,, May 2017.
Alerta Human Rigths de atencion mèdica precaria a migrantes, Ciudadania Express, May 2017.
Human Rights alerta por muertes de migrantes en detenciones, Tiempo, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC teme que con Trump mueran más inmigrantes en las cárceles de ICE, Univision, May 2017.
Por Trump aumenta riesgo de muerte de migrantes detenidos, El Diario Guadalajara, May 2017.
Políticas migratorias de Trump podrían matar a más inmigrantes, ADN 40 (Mexico), May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC teme que mueran más inmigrantes en cárceles, Sercano, May 2017.

97 Percent of Sexual Abuse Reports in Detention Centers Aren’t Investigated, Latina, April 2017.
Yet Another Person Dies in ICE Custody, Rewire, April 2017.
Amid Crackdown, Immigrants are Dying of Neglect in ICE Detention Facilities, Fast Company, April 2017.
Group claims ICE ignores claims of sexual assault of immigrants in custody, Houston Chronicle, April 2017.
Sexual Assaults in Immigration Detention Centers Rarely Get Investigated, Group Charges, NBC News, April 2017.
Complaint Alleges Immigration Detention Center Sexual Assaults Are Ignored, TeenVogue, April 2017.
Report: Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints, Associated Press/SF Chronicle, April 2017.
ICE detainee questions medical treatment at Adelanto Detention Facility, Victor Valley Daily Press, April 2017.
Complaint Claims Thousands of Reports of Sexual Assault in Immigration Detention Have Not Been Investigated, Fusion, April 2017.
Few Complaints Of Sexual Abuse Inside Immigrant Detention Centers Are Investigated, Report Finds, BuzzFeed, April 2017.
Sexual Assault Claims At Private Immigrant Detention Centers Are Rarely Investigated, LAist, April 2017.
Group names Alabama county jail 6th worst for immigrant sexual abuse complaints, Alamaba’s, April 2017.
York prison cited in ICE sexual harassment complaint, York Dispatch, April 2017.
Piden que DHS investigue abuso sexual en centros de detención, La Opinión, April 2017.
Chances are high that if you’re abused in immigration detention, no one will care, Think Progress, April 2017
Más de 1,000 denuncias de abuso sexual a inmigrantes en centros de detención, Univision, April 2017.
Complaint: Sexual Abuse, Harassment in Immigrant Detention Largely Goes Uninvestigated, Rewire, April 2017.
Report: Over 1,000 Sexual Abuse Complaints Against DHS, AmericaNow, April 2017.
Sexual Assault Claims At Immigrant Detention Facilities Are Rarely Investigated, Romper, April 2017.
Reportan más de mil casos de abuso sexual en centros de detención de EU en dos años, Proceso, April 2017.
Inmigrantes sufren abusos sexuales en los centros de detención, Jambalaya News, April 2017.
Why Trump’s Agency, “VOICE” Should Stand for “Victims of ICE,” Truthout, April 2017.
Santa Ana’s Motto: Jails Not Schools, OC Register, April 2017.

The first immigrant detainee to die under President Trump had a treatable disease, Think Progress, March 2017.
Female immigrants face unique problems in detention centers, Think Progress, March 2017.
Immigrant advocacy group calls for investigation of Adelanto detainee’s death, Victor Valley Daily Press, March 2017.
ICE Detainee Hangs Himself In California Jail Cell, Vocativ, March 2017.
Immigrants given rotten meat, solitary confinement at Theo Lacy Jail, watchdog finds, Orange County Register, March 2017.
The Trump Administration Is Considering Separating Undocumented Parents From Their Children, BuzzFeed, March 2017.
Migranti in Usa: Trump vorrebbe separare i figli dalle madri che entrano clandestinamente, Repubblica, March 2017.
Is ICE Trying to End Public Oversight of Detention Conditions?, Rewire, March 2017.
Legal groups accuse Trump administration of cutting access to illegal immigrants, Washington Times, March 2017.
Planned ICE Deportation Of Napa Man Spurs Saturday Protest In Richmond, CBS, March 2017.
Activists protest planned deportation of Napa man, Napa Valley Register, March 2017.

Immigration officials abruptly announce end to controversial contract at Santa Ana Jail, Los Angeles Times, February 2017.
Study Finds Right-Wing Media Routinely Criminalize Immigrants In Coverage: Skewed Portrayals Have Dangerous Effects In Politics, Media Matters, February 2017.
ICE ends contract to use Santa Ana Jail to detain immigrants, 89.3KPCC, February 2017.
What changed – and what didn’t – with Trump’s immigration raids, Christian Science Monitor, February 2017.
Lawyers for detained DREAMer accuse government of intentionally tampering documents, Think Progress, February 2017.
The ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest returns a decade later. Will it be effective? Christian Science Monitor, February 2017.
Methodist Sunday school teacher detained in immigration raids, Think Progress, February 2017.
Trump’s Executive Orders Could Drastically Expand Family Detention Centers, Truth-Out, February 2017.
Has Trump Outlawed Immigration Advocacy?, Huffington Post, February 2017.
This Low-Tech Device is Primed for a Comeback, Inverse Innovation, February 2017.

Immigration Officials And Private Prison Company Are Accused Of Denying Access To Detainees, BuzzFeed, January 2017.
Immigration detention center in South Georgia to cost $116.7 million, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 2017.
Sheriff Hodgson is the next Joe Arpaio, The Standard Times, January 2017.
To protect their immigrant residents under Trump, some cities are arming them with lawyers, PRI World News, January 2017.
Access restrictions rise at immigration detention facility, VV Daily Press, January 2017.
The Rev. John Guttermann, immigrant advocate, dies at age 69, Star Tribune, January 2017.
What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Immigrants, Dollars & Sense, January 2017.



Santa Ana declares itself a sanctuary city in defiance of Trump, Los Angeles Times, December 2016.

Advocates Are Worried About New Texas Facility’s Separate Housing for Transgender Detainees, National Public Radio – Austin, December 2016.

City Council Approves Sanctuary Policy in Santa Ana, NBC News Channel 4, December 2016

Santa Ana takes financial risk by becoming sanctuary city, phasing out ICE jail contract, Orange County Register, December 2016.

Santa Ana Is Not A Sanctuary City (Yet), Huffington Post, December 2016.

Immigrant Rights Leaders React to Santa Ana Sanctuary Policy Vote, Voice of OC, December 2016.

Santa Ana Declares Itself The First ‘Sanctuary City’ In Orange County, LAist, December 2016.


On eve of Trump presidency, Supreme Court takes up key immigration case, Christian Science Monitor, November 2016.

Last chance this term for the Supreme Court to stand up for immigrants in detention, The Hill, November 2016.

A Mother’s Appeal to the Supreme Court, The Intercept, November 2016.

Supreme Court Hears Case on Stripping Migrants of Due Process Rights, Rewire, November 2016.

Immigration Detention Centers: Immigrant Describes Conditions, Experience In Indefinite Detention, International Business Times, November 2016.

A look inside the immigration detention system Trump wants to expand, Think Progress, November 2016.

President-elect Trump presses on with border fencing and mass deportation, Think Progress, November 2016.

We Can Stop Trump’s Deportation Force. Here’s How., Huffington Post, November 2016.


Ghana asylum seekers stake out new lives in NYC, Huffington Post, October 2016.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for the Feds on Private Prisons,, October 2016.


California’s governor vetoed a bill that would stop privately run migrant detention. What now?, National Public Radio, September 2016.

California Will Keep Housing Its Detained Immigrants in For-Profit Centers, Mother Jones, September 2016.

Costly, Inefficient And Unaccountable: The Case For Outlawing For-Profit Prisons, Forbes, September 2016.

OC Sheriff Hutchens Wrong on CA Immigration Detention Bill, Voice of OC, September 2016.

California has the opportunity to lead the nation with dignity, not detention, OC Register, September 2016.

CIVIC is Honored by Fairview Community Church and text of speech, OC Weekly, September 2016.

Where’s Your Pen Governor Brown?, San Francisco Examiner, September 2016.


Are Private Immigration Jails on the Chopping Block in Southern California?, LA Weekly, August 2016.

Immigrant detainees deserve to be treated with dignity, Los Angeles Times/Daily Pilot, August 2016.

California Pushes to End Private-Prison Management of Immigrant Detention Centers, The Atlantic’s City Lab, August 2016.

U.S. to phase out private prisons, yet Adelanto Detention Facility not in pullback plans, Victorville Daily Press, August 2016.


Profits over care make case for immigration reform, The Hill, June 2016.

Stopping the Suffering of Transgender Immigrants, The Advocate, June 2016.


Health Care at New Jersey Immigrant Jail Is Substandard, Watchdog Groups Say, New York Times, May 2016.

Inside the Fight to Protect Face-To-Face Visitation for Prisoners, The Establishment, May 2016.

Immigrants Detail The Atrocious Medical Care They Received In ICE Detention, Think Progress, May 2016.

Immigration Officials Accused of Providing Faulty Medical Care to Immigrant Detainees, The Latin Post, May 2016.

Groups say Hudson County immigration detention site not giving adequate medical care, The Record, New Jersey, May 2016.

Immigrants in Detention: A three part series, Inland Empire Community News, May 2016.


‘It’s a nightmare inside’: Bill would place new restrictions on private immigrant detention centers, Los Angeles Times, April 2016.

2016 Marks Devastating 20-Year Anniversary for American Families with Immigrant Roots, America’s Voice, April 2016.

Poets and artists expose the failure of immigration detention, The Hill, April 2016.

Detaining immigrants for profit a bad business to be in, Orange County Register, April 2016.

After Almost Three Years Of Immigration Detention — And Abuse — A Transgender Woman Looks For Asylum, Public Radio International, April 2016.

On Sunday The U.S. Deported A Lot Of Muslims. They Could Be On Their Way To Die, Think Progress, April 2016.

GEO makes big push for Gary, The Times Indiana, April 2016.

Weekend immigration detainee protest at Etowah County Jail draws activists,, April 2016.


End law enforcement violence against trans women, The Hill, February 2016.

Cities should stop doing dirty work for ICE, Orange County Register, February 2016.

Santa Ana distances itself from immigration agency in rare rejection of jail contract expansion, Orange County Register, February 2016.

Santa Ana Backs Away From ICE Contract Expansion, VOICE of OC, February 2016.

Investigate abuse of women detainees in Santa Ana Jail, Orange County Register, February 2016.

Stop State-Sanctioned Sexual Assaults in Santa Ana, VOICE of OC, February 2016.

Advocates: Man Sterilized in ICE Detainment Deported to Guatemala, RH Reality Check, February 2016.


Women Allege Illegal Strip Searches While Held In Immigration Detention, BuzzFeed News, January 2016.

Immigrant Women Complain of “Disturbing” Strip Searches, Mother Jones, January 2016.

Immigrant women say they’re being illegally strip searched by male officers, Fusion, January 2016.

Female Detainees Allege Unlawful Strip Searches By Immigration Center Officials, Think Progress, January 2016.

Women accuse immigration detention of illegal strip searches, Chicago Sun Times, January 2016.

ICE niega revisiones “invasivas y humillantes” a detenidas en Santa Ana, La Opinion, January 2016.

Illegal immigrants, especially transgenders, ‘humiliated’ by strip-searches, The Washington Times, January 2016.

Complaint filed against immigration detention facility for unlawful strip searches of women, Daily Kos, January 2016.

Community Bonds Cannot Be Broken, The Public Humanist, January 2016.



Asylum Seekers Keep Resorting To Hunger Strikes, BuzzFeed, December 2015.

Immigrant detainees deserve humane treatment, The Press Enterprise, December 2015.

Detention centers don’t reflect well on our country, Orange County Register, December 2015.

Border Agents Detain U.S. Citizen For 3 Hours For Sketching In Her Notebook, Think Progress, December 2015.

I’m Just an Immigrant Who Was Trying to Fight My Case, Mother Jones, December 2015.

Under the Shroud of Freedom: The First Amendment Rights of Visitors in the Immigration Detention System, Race & Social Justice Law Review, University of Miami Law School, 2015.

Immigrants Say They Suffered Abuse And Neglect At This California Detention Center, Think Progress, December 2015.

Here’s Why Hundreds of Immigrants in Detention Have Gone on Hunger Strike, Mother Jones, December 2015.

Immigration facility won’t accept transgender detainees, VV Daily Press, December 2015.


Immigrants end hunger strike at Adelanto detention facility, Los Angeles Times, November 2015.

Why 26 asylum-seekers in a California detention center have stopped eating, Los Angeles Times, November 2015.

US Guards ‘Taunt Hunger-Striking Asylum Seekers’, Al Jazeera, November 2015.

Why Hundreds Of Immigrant Detainees Are Refusing To Eat, Think Progress, November 2015.

Immigrants Seeking Asylum Are On A Hunger Strike At SoCal Detention Center, LAIST, November 2015.

Hundreds launch hunger strike at immigrant detention center in Adelanto, Calif., Los Angeles Times, November 2015.

Wave of Hunger Strikes Hits National Immigration Detention Facilities, KPFA Pacifica Evening News, November 2015

ICE niega huelga en Adelanto, pero activistas no bajan la guardia, La Opinion, November 2015.

Immigrant detainees launch hunger strike, Daily Kos Radio, November 2015.

Why Immigrant Detainees In California Just Launched A Hunger Strike, Think Progress, November 2015.

Why Did One of America’s Most Controversial Immigration Detention Facilities Get Even Bigger?, Foreign Policy, November 2015.

Exigen cerrar cárcel de ICE en Adelanto por “abusos extremos, La Opinion, November 2015.

Inmigrantes detenidos optan por la huelga de hambre como recurso para evitar abusos, Hoy Adelanto, November 2015.

Indocumentados en cárcel de ICE inician huelga de hambre para denunciar malos tratos, Univision, November 2015.

Here‘s why detainees at immigration detention centers across the U.S. are starting hunger strikes, Latinos Post, November 2015.

Immigration News Today: Prolonged Detention, Lack of Legal Access at Detention Center, Latin Post, November 2015.


Jan Meslin on LaSalle Hunger Strike, WHYR 96.9 FM Baton Rouge, October 2015.

LGBT “Pods” Won’t Keep Trans and Queer People in Immigration Detention Safe, Truthout, October 2015.


Etowah Visitation Project to Resume Detainee Visits at County Jail,, September 2015.

Adelanto is “Ground Zero” for region’s immigration debate, Inland Empire Community News, September 2015.


Silencing US Immigration Detainees, Human Rights Watch, August 2015.

Immigration Advocates Banned From Visiting Detainees, BuzzFeed, August 2015.

Trapped in detention, transgender immigrants face new traumas, MSNBC, August 2015.

Locals gather to protest prison expansion, Victor Valley Daily Press, August 2015.

Detention Program Allegedly Barred Lawyers From Visiting Their Immigrant Clients, Think Progress, August 2015.

Attorney Barred From Visiting Clients in Immigration Detention Centers, Colorlines, August 2015.

Visitation Cut at Etowah Co. Detention Center, Alabama Public Radio, August 2015.

Immigration lawyer says she was barred from detention center, Associated Press, August 2015.

Niegan entrada a centros de detención de familias, Washington Hispanic, July 2015.

Group stages brief protest outside detention center, The Gadsden Times, August 2015.

Immigration detainees denied attorney access, groups say, Victor Valley Daily Press, August 2015.

Activistas acusan a ICE de negarles acceso a detenidos por exponer abusos, La Opinion, August 2015.

President Obama: Release Jewish Homeschooling Family Imprisoned in the United States, Huffington Post, August 2015.



‘God’s Love Has No Borders’: Meet The Faith Leaders Who Offer A Lifeline To Immigrant Detainees, Think Progress, July 2015

Advocates claim detainees were abused at Alabama immigrant detention center, Los Angeles Times, July 2015.

Immigrants Face ‘Mental Torture’ At Detention Center That Was Supposed To Be Shut Down, Think Progress, July 2015.

Immigrant Inmate Treatment Complaint, Alabama Public Radio, July 2015.

“God Is With Them”: Meet The Faith Leaders Who Comfort Distraught Immigrant Families In Detention, America’s Voice, July 2015.

Krome Corps: Volunteers Reach Out To Immigrants In Detention, WLRN Public Radio and Television, July 2015.

Lawmakers seek to halt detention center expansion, VV Daily Press, July 2015.

Advocates push to end detention of transgender immigrants — and then all undocumented immigrants, Orange County Register, July 2015.

Stop Detaining Immigrants at Adelanto, The Hill, July 2015.

ICE facility expands to house women, VV Daily Press, July 2015.

Words Beyond Walls: Free the Adelanto 4, Huffington Post, July 2015.



End Immigration Detention of LGBTQ, The Hill, June 2015.

Event Honors Immigration Detainees, The Gadsden Times, June 2015.

Katherine Weathers on Serving as a Detention Center Volunteer, The Plural of You Podcast, June 2015.

Reporte: Centros de detención de ICE operan con sus propias ‘cuotas’, La Opinion, June 2015


Protesters Demand End To Unlawful, Indefinite Detainment Of Asylum Seekers, Bay City News, May 2015.

Three mothers and many children to a room, Unitarian Universalist World, May 2015.

Costa Mesa Church Hosts SUNDAY Fund-raiser for Families of Immigrants in Federal Detention, Orange County Weekly, May 2015.

Community Group Expanding Their Outreach to Krome Detainees, Kendall Gazette, May 2015.

Immigrant-rights advocates seek closure of facility & Video, Victor Valley Daily Press, May 2015.

Groups to protest at detention center, Victor Valley Daily Press, May 2015.

GEO Group Whistleblower Exposes First Amendment Violations, Lack of Officer Training, and Poor Conditions at the Adelanto Detention Center, Huffington Post, May 2015.

Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Policy Could Be Very Different From Obama’s. Here’s How. Think Progress, May 2015.


ICE ‘ramping up’ detention center in Bakersfield (open PDF), The Bakersfield Californian, April 2015.

Salvadoran immigrant held at Adelanto ICE facility dies, Los Angeles Times, April 2015.

Immigrant Dies in Geo Group Facility After Three Weeks of Ignored Symptoms, Says Attorney, New Times: Broward & Palm Beach, April 2015.

Group Calls for Investigation into Death of Salvadoran Immigrant Held at ICE Facility, Fox News, April 2015.

Mothers and Children Allegedly Locked in a Dark Room for Protesting Detention Conditions, Think Progress, April 2015.

Madres detenidas por ICE denuncian represalias tras huelga de hambre, La Opinion, April 2015.

Slice of the Good Life, The Yale Journal of Politics, Spring 2015.


Words Beyond Walls: Dreams of Freedom, Huffington Post, March 2015.

Nine Years After Completing His Prison Sentence, This Man Was Finally Released, Think Progress, March 2015.

Immigrant free after nine years in detention, WORLD Magazine, March 2015.


Centros de detención están en el limbo, El Diario, February 2015.

Words Beyond Walls: A Mother’s Love in Immigration Detention, Huffington Post, February 2015.

Inside the Small California Town with a Lot of Prisons, but Not Much Opportunity, Vice Magazine, February 2015.

Exploiting Inmates, East Bay Express, February 2015.


For-profit prison group drops plans for third jail in Adelanto, Victorville Daily Press, January 2015.



Immigration policies are criminalizing our communities, San Francisco Bay View, December 2014.

Mi Vida Arte, My Life Art, The Prison Arts Coalition, December 2014.

War on Immigrants Report, Global Movements, Urban Struggles WBAI 99.5 FM, December 2014.

Financially Troubled Adelanto Approves Plan to Build Another Jail, Los Angeles Times, December 2014.

Etowah Visitation Project gives volunteers new perspective on privilege of being an American,, December 2014.

Attorney: City Agrees to Drop Charges, Victorville Daily Press, December 2014.


On Behalf of CIVIC, ACLU Issues Threat to Adelanto, Victorville Daily Press, November 2014.

A million dollars: The cost of free speech?, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Blog, November 2014.

Celebrating 25 Years of Children’s Rights, From Inside Immigration Detention, Huffington Post, November 2014.

Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another, Los Angeles Times, November 2014.

Activist says Adelanto is rushing prison approval, Victorville Daily Press, November 2014.


Tales of Detention Center Woes, WORLD Magazine, October 2014.

Radical Sanctuary: Faith Groups Rally Around Migrant Youth, Tikkun, October 2014.

The high cost of phone calls for inmates, KALW, October 2014.


California Group Gives Voice To Detained Immigrants, National Public Radio (NPR)’s Here & Now, September 2014.


Adelanto: Unlimited Prison Possibilities, Huffington Post, August 2014.

Newly Released Recordings Capture Abuse in Immigration Detention, Huffington Post, August 2014.

Al descubierto abusos en centros de detención de migración, La Opinión, August 2014.

Do so many immigrants need to be detained?, WORLD Magazine, August 2014.

Detention Contention, WORLD Magazine, August 2014.

TRUST Didn’t Help, New Haven Independent, August 2014.


Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway, Los Angeles Times, July 2014.

PRISION: Congresista Judy Chu cuestiona expansión del Centro de Detención de Adelanto, Unidos, July 2014.

Activists Criticize Expansion of Immigrant Detention Center, NBC News, July 2014.

Every Year, 400,000 People Are Bought And Sold By The U.S. Government. I Had No Idea., Upworthy, July 2014.

Unstoppable Tide of Child Migrants to the US, Latinamerica Press, July 2014.


Dialing with Dollars: How County Jails Profit From Immigrant Detainees, The Nation, May 2014.


Move to Amend Radio, April 2014.

CIVIC ending the isolation of men and women in U.S immigration detention, KBOO Community Radio – Portland, OR, April 2014.


Protests rise as Santa Maria refuses to halt immigrant center, Los Angeles Times, March 2014.

Watchdog: Feds Are Muzzling Us for Reporting Alleged Immigrant Detainee Sex Abuse, Mother Jones, March 2014.

Confined in the Shadows in the Land of the Free, Friends Committee on Legislation of California, Spring 2014.

Florida immigrants decry detention quota, Sun Sentinel, March 2014.

Santa Maria Approves ICE Facility: City Council Splits Vote on Immigration Center After Eight Hour Hearing, Santa Barbara Independent, March 2014.

Groups consider action after Santa Maria approves ICE facility, Lompoc Record, March 2014.



Someten 4 apelaciones contra de centro de ICE en Santa Maria, Univision, February 2014.

Two more ICE facility appeals filed before Wednesday deadline, KSBY News, February 2014.

Santa Maria receives two more appeals over ICE permit, Santa Maria Times, February 2014.

Living in the Shadows: Detention Centers Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions, New America Media, February 2014.

Faltan mejoras en condiciones de inmigrantes detenidos, La Opinión, February 2014.

Thousands Protest Santa Maria ICE Center, Santa Barbara Independent, February 2014.

Groups Plan to Appeal ICE Permit to City Council, Santa Maria Times, February 2014.

¿Usted paga por retener a los inmigrantes? & Crisis de salud para inmigrantes detenidos & ¿Errores mortales en los centro de detención para inmigrantes?, Univision, February 2014.

Tabak, Shana and Levitan, Rachel, LGBTI Migrants in Immigration Detention: A Global Perspective (February 26, 2014). Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2014; American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2014-13.


Obama’s Immigration-Lockup Quota, Washington Times, January 2014.

Planning Commission to Discuss ICE Permit, Santa Maria Times/NBC News, January 2014.

Inmigrante detenido es ahora activista, La Opinión, January 2014.

Rep. Diane Black again pushes to close immigration-rights advocacy office, Washington Times, January 2014.

Here’s What New FCC Chairman Heard When He Came to Oakland, San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 2014.



Legal Resources Scarce for Immigration Detainees, KQED/NPR, November 2013.

If the SHU Fits: Voices from Solitary Confinement, National Religious Campaign Against Torture & Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, November 2013.

CAP Releases LGBT Detainee Report, Metro Weekly, November 2013.

How ICE’s Privacy Standards Hurt Immigration Reform, Huffington Post, November 2013.

One Year Later: Expose and Close, Detention Watch Network, November 2013.

Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention, Center for American Progress, November 2013.

LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face Harsh Living Conditions In Detention Centers, Generation Progress, November 2013.

Bringing Hope and Friendship to Detainees, Maryknoll Magazine: Not So Far Afield, November 2013.

34,000 Sold: How Human Rights are Traded for Profit in the U.S.,, November 2013.


How Volunteers Keep Watch, Ease Isolation of Immigrant Detainees, PRI’s The World, September 2013.

Visitations Resume in California Immigration Detention, San Francisco Chronicle/Sacramento Bee/San Jose Mercury News, and others via the Associated Press (AP), September 2013.

Love the Prisoner, Western Friend, September 2013.

GBT Housing ‘Pod’ Offers National Detention Model, Women’s eNews, September 2013.


ICE visitation ban lifted at detention centers, San Bernardino’s The Sun, August 2013.

U.S. suspends visitation programs at 3 immigrant facilities in Southland, Los Angeles Times, August 2013.

Immigration Visitors Blocked at Detention Centers, San Francisco Chronicle/Sacramento Bee/San Jose Mercury News, and others via the Associated Press (AP), August 2013.

Martin, Lauren. 2013. “Getting out and getting in: Legal Geographies of US Immigration Detention,” in Carceral Spaces: Mobility and Agency in Imprisonment and Migrant Detention. Eds. Dominique Moran, Nick Gill,and Deirdre Conlon. Ashgate Publishers, pp. 149-166.

From Subjugation to the Sublime: Isolated Immigration Detainees, Ask A Leader, KUCI 88.9fm.

Suspenden programas de visitas a centros de detención de inmigración en California, Fox News Latino, August 2013.

ICE Blacklists Community Visitors, Huffington Post, August 2013.

Bloquean visitas a cárcel de ICE en el sur de California, Univision, August 2013.

Suspenden los programas de visitas de voluntarios a los centros de inmigración, 20 Minutos México, August 2013.

Protestan para exigir visitas a inmigrantes presos en Adelanto, La Opinión, August 2013.

Protesters rally at Adelanto Detention Facility, demanding that a visitation program be reinstated, Fontana Herald News, August 2013.

Jesus would demand justice for immigrants, Daily Pilot, August 2013.

ICE Suspends Volunteer Visits To Detainees At Three California Jails, KPBS: San Diego, Public Radio, August 2013.

Protesters rally against visitation ban in Adelanto, Victorville Daily Press, August 2013.

Groups Protest ICE Visitation Ban, San Bernardino Sun, Los Angeles Daily News, August 2013.

Immigrants Denied Visitation – Activists Hope To Restore Programs, San Fernando Sun, August 2013.

Visits to Immigrants Detained at Santa Ana Jail and Musick Facility Stop After ICE Criticized, OC Weekly, August 2013.

Sheriff’s Office made half a million dollars from inmate phone calls in 2011, Fairfax Times, August 2013.

Imprisoned U.S. Navy Vet Fights Deportation, CBS News, August 2013.


Detained Veteran Goes on Hunger Strike to Fight Deportation, Arizona Republic, July 2013.

Who is Overseeing Immigration Detention?, Huffington Post, July 2013.

Detained U.S. Veteran on Hunger Strike at Eloy Detention Center, Huffington Post, July 2013.

Vet on Hunger Strike Over Deportation Threat, News, July 2013.


Former Detained U.S. Hiker Sarah Shourd Speaks Out Against Immigration Detention, Huffington Post, June 2013.

People United, KOOP Studio, June 2013.


Protestors Target Excessive Phone Rates for Immigrant Detainees, New America Media, May 2013.

Alleviating Detainees’ Isolation, Orange County Register, May 2013.

Please Deposit All of Your Money: Kickbacks, Rates, and Hidden Fees in the Jail Phone Industry, Prison Policy Initiative, May 2013.


A Model Immigration Detention Facility for LGBTI?, Refugee Studies Centre, Forced Migration Review No. 42 – Sexual orientation and gender identity and the protection of forced migrants, April 2013.


Why ICE released immigration detainees nationwide today, Allvoices, February 2013.

A Window into the World of Immigrant Detainees, VOICE of Orange County, February 2013.

She Was Born In The USA, Started A Family In The USA, And Her Husband Was Stolen From Her BY THE USA, Upworthy, February 2013.

Ending Isolation Through A Ministry of Presence,, February 2013.


The Invisible Problem of Immigration Detention, Jurist Hotline, January 2013.


Detention Watch Network Expose and Close Reports on 10 of the Worst Immigrants Prisons in the U.S., Detention Watch Network, November 2012.

The Next Big Superstars, Conscious Magazine, May 2012.

Institución crea vínculo entre inmigrantes detenidos y sus familiares, Univision, February 2012.

Volunteers Report on Treatment of Immigrant Detainees, NY Times, April 2010.