Our latest press releases on important news and events relating to immigration detention in the United States

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DHS Investigates its Immigration Detention Inspections System and Concludes: ICE Lies

June 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. — The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and Detention Watch Network welcome today’s report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), holding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) accountable for its failed detention inspections system. One ICE employee told OIG investigators it is “very, very, very difficult to fail” inspections, and another called the inspections “useless.”

DWN denounces Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Trump’s Muslim Ban

June 26, 2018

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court was a complete failure to this country’s democracy. We are living in a moment where everyone is challenged to defend and uphold democratic values, and instead the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Muslim ban flies in the face of these ideals and further emboldens Trump’s anti-immigrant and Islamophobic agenda.

Poor Medical Care, Deaths, in Immigrant Detention

June 20, 2018

Washington, DC – Poor medical treatment contributed to more than half the deaths reported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a 16-month period, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, Detention Watch Network, and National Immigrant Justice Center said in a report released today.

Immigrant advocates demand #JusticeforRoxsana and to cut funding for immigration detention and enforcement on national day of action

June 6, 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico  — Immigrant rights organizations, including the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, National Immigrant Justice Center, NM Comunidades en Accion y de Fe (CAFé) and Detention Watch Network are demanding an immediate investigation and public release of the findings of the death of Roxsana Hernandez. Roxsana, 33, died on May 25th after being in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody at the Cibola County Detention Center in New Mexico where she was detained in the transgender unit.

Organizations Demand ICE Release Detained Memphis Journalist

April 5, 2018

Memphis, TN — Today, Comunidades Unidas en Una Voz, Detention Watch Network, and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition called on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to immediately release Manuel Duran, a well-known Spanish language journalist in Memphis. Manuel was arrested on April 3rd by the Memphis Police Department while he was conducting his work as a reporter and covering an immigrant detention protest held by local groups outside of the county jail.