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.
The Inspector General’s report confirms what we’ve documented through our own monitoring efforts — that ICE and the GEO Group systematically violate the rights of detained individuals and subject them to health and safety hazards.
Freedom for Immigrants is officially launching “Sponsor Freedom,” a program encouraging people nationwide to pledge their support for community-based alternatives to detention as a way to demonstrate that as a country we can build effective and humane pathways away from our punitive immigration detention system.
A little over a month after the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office decided to end to its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at West County Detention Facility (WCDF), the agency has transferred the remaining individuals across state lines to Colorado and Washington state.
The Trump administration’s new policy to turn away certain asylum seekers at the border not only puts thousands of people at risk but also dramatically alters essential protections enshrined in domestic and international law. It is an attack on all immigrants and the values we claim to uphold as a country.