Washington, DC — On Friday, the Supreme Court rejected a Texas and Louisiana lawsuit seeking to block the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement priorities. In response to this news, Setareh Ghandehari, Advocacy Director at Detention Watch Network, issued the following statement:
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Washington, DC - The number of people in immigration detention has reached approximately 30,000, more than double the number when President Biden took office in January 2021. In response to this rapid increase, Setareh Ghandehari, Advocacy Director of Detention Watch Network issued the following statement:
Washington, DC - El número de personas en detención de inmigrantes ha alcanzado aproximadamente 30.000, más del doble que cuando el Presidente Biden asumió el cargo en enero de 2021. En respuesta a este rápido aumento, Setareh Ghandehari, Directora de Incidencia de Detention Watch Network emite la siguiente declaración:
New Report Reveals Troubling Pattern: Jails and prisons close for one purpose, only to reopen for a different population
Washington, DC - A new report from Detention Watch Network and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center calls attention to a troubling pattern in the U.S. carceral system: jails and prisons nationwide are closing for one purpose, only to reopen and cage a different group of people.
Washington, DC – Tonight, the Biden administration will finally end Title 42, a racist border closure and expulsion policy that targeted immigrants seeking safety and forced them into dangerous conditions under the guise of public health. Now, advocates are sounding the alarm that the administration must end Title 42 without relying on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detention and surveillance.
In response to this news, Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network issued the following statement:
Open Statement to the Biden Administration: Detention is not an effective or humane response to people seeking safety at the border and it must not be expanded
Washington, DC – Today, 233 organizations sent an open statement to President Biden demanding the administration make good on its commitments to never detain families, to end privatized immigration detention, and ensure that people seeking safety can pursue their cases while living in communities in the United States rather than being subjected to inhumane detention and surveillance.
Washington, DC – This week, the Biden administration will finally end Title 42, a racist border closure and expulsion policy that targeted immigrants seeking safety and forced them into dangerous conditions under the guise of public health. As the harmful policy ends, advocates are sounding the alarm that the administration must end Title 42 without relying on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detention and surveillance.
Biden’s deterrence strategy will have an immediate impact on the safety and well-being of people coming to the United States
Washington, DC – In response to the Biden administration’s new measures announced today to deter migration, Setareh Ghandehari, Detention Watch Network’s advocacy director offered the following statement:
Death of Salvador Vargas (61) Enrages Community, Elicits Immediate Government Action to Close Fatal Prisons in ICE Detention System
Georgia, USA — Less than a month after a man died at an immigration detention facility in California, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday that Salvador Vargas, a 61-year-old man of Mexican descent, died in their custody on April 4th. Immediately before Mr.
White House appears to gear up for family detention with Core Civic job posting, despite growing backlash
Washington, DC – Notorious private prison corporation, CoreCivic, is hiring for a “Resident Supervisor” with experience in the “child welfare field working with children or adolescents” for the “South Texas Family Residential Center” in Dilley, Texas as indicated by a job posting on their website.