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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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Prolonged Stays, Lack of Legal Access Reported at Largest Detention Center in US

Immigrant-rights groups published a report on the largest immigration detention center in the U.S., detailing many allegations of abuse.
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Immigrant Detention Report: ICE Inspections Inconsistent, Lack Transparency

A new report on immigrant detention revealed that the federal government's detention inspection process is a "sham."
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Detained Immigrant Families, Childrens' Civil Rights Violated, Says USCCR Chairman

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), an independent and bipartisan agency created by Congress, published an in-depth report, calling for the end of immigrant detention.
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Immigrant Detention Hearing Set by House Democrats as Judge Rules Against Detention Policy

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.

Unaccompanied Immigrant Minor Apprehension Falls By Half Compared to 2014 Figures

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 Call on Congress, ICE to Stop Lockup Quotas

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, one of three federal immigration groups within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), oversees the detention of hundreds of thousands of people charged with civil immigration violations, per year, but the detainment practices has been further criticized in a new report by immigrant rights advocates.
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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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'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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Hillary Clinton Calls for Immigrant Detention Reforms, Receives Support from National Groups

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for comprehensive immigration reform and support of President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, but the former secretary of state also spoke about reforms on immigrant detention and its practices.
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President Obama's 2016 Fiscal Year Budget Increases Immigrant Detention Funding

President Barack Obama proposed his budget for the 2016 fiscal year earlier this week, but an immigrants rights groups expressed concerns.
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