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Obama's Immigration Executive Action: What Obama Did Not Address: Immigrant Detention Centers - What You Need to Know

President Barack Obama's immigration executive orders addressed issues including border security, expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), work permit authorization for undocumented immigrant parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, but one topic left unanswered for many immigrant rights groups is the management of detention centers.
Wendy Nunez, originally from Honduras, holds her daughter, Gianella Hernandez, as she attends an Immigration Field Hearing held by U.S. Rep Joe Garcia (D-FL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) at Broward College on August 13, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Immigrant Rights Advocates File Lawsuit to Release FOIA Information on Artesia Detention Facility

Immigrant rights groups have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the federal government in hopes to release documents pertaining to the expedited removal process of undocumented immigrant families.
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Senate Democrats to Homeland Security Secretary: Refugee Mothers and Children 'Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals'

Several Senate Democrats penned a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about their opposition to the creation of the largest immigrant detention facility in the country.
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Report Urges Obama Administration to Close Artesia, New Mexico Immigrant Detention Center

Due to reports of maltreatment of detainees, immigrant rights groups are still calling for the closure of family detention centers housing apprehended undocumented families.
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ICE Agent Shares 'Humanitarian Mission' But Immigrant Rights' Groups Offer Different Accounts

Hundreds of undocumented immigrant women and children are in detention facilities across the U.S., and providing the medical needs of the individuals may be a demanding task for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, but one ICE agent has been credited to saving the life of a little girl's life.
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Immigrants' Rights Groups Sue US Government for Violating Immigration, Deportation Laws Against Mothers, Children

National immigrants' rights groups are suing the U.S. government over claims of lack of due process for "scores" of Central American women and children at the Artesia immigrant detention facility in New Mexico.
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Immigrants' Rights Groups Discuss Conditions of Detained Mothers and Children at Artesia Family Detention Center

Immigrant rights groups spoke about the conditions at one detention center in New Mexico on Thursday, and the insufficient resources mothers and children are faced with.
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