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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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22 immigrants died in ICE detention centers during the past 2 years

The 22 immigrants who died in the nation's sprawling network of detention centers over the past two years came to the United States from countries as far-flung as Vietnam, and as close as Mexico. Some had been longtime legal residents, arriving as refugees or students. Others were recent asylum seekers. Many were young — half were not yet 45 years old. Read more >

Washington Trained Guatemala’s Mass Murderers—and the Border Patrol Played a Role

UN special rapporteur demands inquiry into death of Guatemalan girl held in US

The United Nations monitor who acts as global watchdog on the treatment of migrants is calling for an in-depth independent investigation into what happened to  Read more >