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Surprise Inspections at Immigrant Detention Centers Have Begun

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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Bernie Sanders Signs on Due Process Bill for Immigrant Children

The independent Vermont senator announced his support to guarantee undocumented immigrant children their right to due process.
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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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Latino Leaders, Immigrant Children Call for Family Detention Closures

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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Rep. Raúl Grijalva Introduces Bill to End Family Detention, For-Profit Prisons

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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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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ICE Stages Nationwide Raids, Arrests 50 Human Rights Violators in 'Operation No Safe Haven' Sequel

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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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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Obama Administration Defends Immigrant Detention Policy Despite Court Order

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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178 House Democrats Urge Homeland Security to End Immigrant Detention After Federal Court Ruling

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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Latino Congressional Politicians Celebrate District Judge's Anti-Immigrant Detention Ruling

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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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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DHS Secretary Johnson's Policy Changes Met With Mixed Responses by Immigrant Rights Advocates

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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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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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Announces 'Substantial Changes' in Immigration Detention Policy

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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