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Hillary Clinton Defends Immigrants Against GOP Rhetoric, Receives Rep. Luis Gutierrez's Endorsement

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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LGBT, Immigrant Rights Advocates Warn President Obama of Private Detention Center for Trans Women

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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Immigrant Rights Advocates Obtain Thousands of FOIA Papers on 'Unprecedented' ICE Detention Practice

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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Federal Judge Orders to End ICE Family Detention - Will it Stick?

A federal judge ruled Friday that women and children who were detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border should be released.
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House Democrats' Concern of Immigrant 'Prison Camps' in Texas Continues

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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House Democrats To Visit Two Texas Immigrant Detention Centers

Eight Democratic congressional lawmakers will enter two private family detention centers in Texas to speak with detained mothers and children awaiting resolutions of their asylum claims.
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Immigration Detention Update: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Defends Detention Program

The immigration detention debate has heightened as more than 130 congressional lawmakers called for immigrant family detention to end, but U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson defended the program and its progress.
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Immigrant Family Detention Shutdown Calls Increasing; Attention Shifts to Obama

Following the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ calls for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to end the immigrant family detention program, national organization have focused the concerns toward the White House.
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Honduran Immigrant, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Call Immigrant Family Detention 'Unconscionable'

Latino congressional lawmakers have again called for the end of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) immigrant family detention program.
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'Disappointing' Reactions to ICE's Enhanced Immigration Detention Center Oversight Plans Continue From Senators to Advocates

Despite the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s new enhanced oversight announcements on its immigrant detention facilities, congressional lawmakers and immigrant rights’ advocates are still voicing their disapproval.
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Immigration News Today: ICE Announces Oversight on Detention Centers; Lawmakers Call For Facilities' Shutdown

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a "series of actions" to enhance the agency's oversight on family residential facilities, also referred to as detention centers. ICE’s announcement comes as congressional lawmakers called for the end of such detention facilities.
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Letter to Obama Calls For End of Immigrant and Family Detention

A coalition of national organizations, ranging from Latino-based, faith-based and law-based groups, have written a letter to President Obama to end immigrant-family detention.
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Detained Mothers Host Hunger Strike in Texas Detention Center

The Karnes Family Detention Camp, in Karnes City, Texas, is home to a Holy Week hunger strike being demonstrated by 40 mothers who are protesting the detainment of their children as they await their asylum and immigration hearings, according to advocates.
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New Immigrant Detention Center in Dilley, Texas Reveals Language Barriers and High Costs, Says NGOs

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) visited and disclosed details of the newest and largest immigrant detention center for undocumented women and children.

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.
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