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Opponents of immigrant detention centers are applauding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for initiating unannounced inspections at its facilities.

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The independent Vermont senator announced his support to guarantee undocumented immigrant children their right to due process.

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of Rep. Luis Gutierrez and reiterated her immigration stance despite activists protesting her policies.

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Latino leaders and children gathered in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to once again call for the end of family detention.

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U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., introduced legislation aimed to curb a mandate requiring a federal immigration agency to fill tens of thousands of beds for detained immigrants.

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LGBTQ, civil and immigrant rights advocates are mounting the pressure on President Barack Obama regarding the abuses of detention facilities. Several dozen national, regional and state level organizations wrote to Obama about news regarding transgender women transferring to the Adelanto Detention Facility in Southern California.

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U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officials staged raids across the country, ending the week-long operation with 50 fugitive "known or suspected human rights violators" in custody.

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Following four years of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) struggles, the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) obtained thousands of documents disclosing the information of immigrant detention centers.

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President Barack Obama and his administration are facing criticism for continuing immigrant detention policies despite a court ruling stating the detention of immigrant women and children violates a 1997 settlement agreement.

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House Democrats haven increased their call for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end family detention after a federal court ruled against the policy.

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U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee's ruling against the detainment of immigrant women and children was met with acclaim by many Latino congressional lawmakers.

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A federal judge ruled for the release of hundreds of detained immigrant women and children, another blow to the Obama administration as congressional lawmakers seek to alter immigration laws.

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The rate of unaccompanied undocumented immigrant minors entering the U.S. has fallen by more than 50 percent.

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Immigrant rights advocates are responding to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson's latest reforms on immigrant detention.

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Eight congressional Democrats have returned from visiting two immigrant detention centers in Texas, and they agreed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to improve the detainees’ living conditions.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson said he understands the "sensitive and unique nature of detaining families" but continued to defend the practice.

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