By broadening his authority to deny people the right to claim asylum between ports of entry, President Trump has made it clear he is hell-bent on destroying all protections for migrants who are simply seeking refuge in the United States.
More than ever, as a country, it is time to stand up for the rights of immigrants and other vulnerable groups who have borne the brunt of the Trump administration’s continued assaults on our democracy.
As a caravan of thousands of people seeking asylum approaches the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing to make a move that would allow him to keep any asylum seeker detained indefinitely. Today, more than 50 organizations filed a ‘People’s Amicus Brief’ detailing their opposition.
Immigrant rights advocacy groups in California are calling on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and private prison company the GEO Group to be held responsible for the inhumane health conditions taking place at the Denver Contract Detention Facility (DCDF) in Aurora, CO following a chickenpox outbreak.
On Thursday, community members gathered outside the Miramar ICE Facility to demand that ICE restore visitation rights for Bud Conlin and Tomas Kennedy, two men who regularly visit immigrants that are imprisoned in Krome Detention Center.
Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Nielsen v. Preap. At the heart of the case is whether individuals with past criminal convictions are subject to mandatory detention without a bond hearing if they are not taken into ICE custody immediately after their conviction.