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Oppose Immigration Enforcement Increases in the Budget Deal; Trump Continues to Threaten Calling for a National Emergency

As expected, within the 1,000+ page appropriations deal are troubling increases for immigration enforcement, including $7.6 billion for ICE ($512 million over FY2018) and $14.9 billion for CBP ($942 million over FY2018). $1.375 billion is allocated towards border barriers, mainly defined as levees and pedestrian barriers in the Rio Grande Valley. ICE detention beds would increase by almost 5,000 beds to 45,274 for the average d Read more >

Urgent sign-on: Oppose Border Wall Building, Enforcement & Detention Increases in the Proposed Budget Deal

We are waiting to see the final text of the "legislative deal" hammered out among congressional conferees, but information that has been shared and reported in the media includes $1.375 billion for new wall construction (about 55 miles), and an increase in the number of detention beds to over 45,000 (not a decrease as has been described by some.  Read more >

Congress’s deal on immigration detention, explained

The heart of the  Read more >

UN: US force-feeding immigrants may breach torture agreement

[Feb. 7, 2019] The United States could be violating the U.N. Convention Against Torture by force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike inside an El Paso detention facility, the United Nations human rights office said Thursday. Read more >

Lawsuits Allege 'Grave Harm' To Immigrant Children In Detention

The Trump administration's treatment of more than 10,000 immigrant children held in custody at shelters across the nation is coming under intense scrutiny. Numerous lawsuits claim the government is using the system of child confinement as a way to punish and deport kids and their families. Read more >

2017 draft memo details early plans to separate migrant families

Thousands Of Immigrant Children Were Separated From Their Parents And The Government Doesn't Know How Many

The Trump administration separated far more immigrant children from their parents after  Read more >

Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Tornillo: detention site for migrant children to close amid safety fears

Tornillo temporary detention facility in west Texas that has housed thousands of migrant children Read more >

ICE Might Be Violating Federal Law By Keeping Immigrants Detained During The Shutdown

A lengthy government shutdown over border wall funding has potentially put Immigration and Customs Enforcement at risk of violating a more than 100-year-old law that could not only require the release of “non-dangerous” individuals in the agency’s custody but also stop it from continuing to arrest and detain certain people, according to former senior ICE officials and experts.
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