President Obama's proposals to provide temporary relief from deportation for some undocumented immigrants are still on hold, blocked by an injunction pending resolution of a lawsuit challenging the program. But immigrant rights advocates and activists have ramped up the fight against immigration detention--a glaring and punitive part of ongoing national immigration policy.Read more >
Article | April 24, 2015 | Kevin McGill | US News & World Report
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Read more >
Article | April 24, 2015 | Kate Linthicum | Los Angles Times
In the women's wing of the nation's newest immigrant detention center, 28-year-old Silia Ramirez sat Thursday writing a letter to her family.
She described her day so far — yoga with another detainee in the morning, chicken fajitas for lunch — as well as her anxiety about the future. Like the 185 others held in the new facility in downtown Bakersfield, which was opened to journalists for a tour Thursday, Ramirez faces deportation. Read more >