Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Biden announced several new restrictive immigration policies that further undermine the asylum process, expand inhumane Title 42 expulsions, and increase the use of expedited removal. In response, Setareh Ghandehari, Advocacy Director of Detention Watch Network, issued the following statement:
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ICE cuts the Yuba County Jail contract—a huge win for the immigrant community and the second ICE contract to be cut in two weeks.
Marysville, California — Today, the Yuba Liberation Coalition and Detention Watch Network celebrate the news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will cut the contract for the Yuba County Jail (Yuba) in California.
After years of advocacy, ICE cuts the Berks County Detention Center contract—a huge win for the immigrant community
Berks County, Pennsylvania — Today, the Shut Down Berks Coalition and Detention Watch Network are celebrating the news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will cut the contract for the Berks County Detention Center (Berks) in Pennsylvania on January 31, 2023.
114 Immigrant and Human Rights Groups Demand Biden Close Detention Centers, Stop Expansion and Cut Funding for Immigration Detention
Washington, DC — Today, 114 immigrant and human rights groups delivered a letter to the White House urging the Biden administration to immediately close Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, prevent the development of new detention sites or expansion of existing ones, and cut funding for immigration detention from Congress.
Following Court Decision, President Biden Must End Title 42 Without Increasing Immigration Detention
Washington, DC — Detention Watch Network applauds the DC District Court’s decision today rendering Title 42 temporarily void. In response to this news, Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network, issued the following statement:
“The end of Title 42 is long-overdue. President Biden promised to put an end to this cruel and racist policy, and with this decision it’s time for him to deliver and fully restore access to asylum without the use of immigration detention.
Washington, DC — A new report from Detention Watch Network, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Ceres Policy Research outlines the direct link between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests and the availability and capacity of immigration detention centers.
Biden Must Fight to End “Remain in Mexico” Policy for Good without Increasing Detention and Surveillance
Washington, D.C. - In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Biden v. Texas affirming President Biden’s authority to end the cruel, Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, Setareh Ghandehari, Advocacy Director at Detention Watch Network, issued the following statement:
With ORR Allowing Trump Family Separation Official in its Contracted Ranks, Groups demand an immediate end to child detention
Pecos, TX - Today, a Reveal investigative report exposed that Carla Provost, an official central to the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, remains active under the Biden administration through a contract between the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and San-Antonio based organization Endeavors.
The Biden administration should end Title 42 without relying on immigration detention and surveillance
Washington, DC — In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing a new order to terminate Title 42 with delayed implementation starting May 23, Setareh Ghandehari, Advocacy Director of Detention Watch Network, issued the following statement:
After over a decade of advocacy, ICE announces it will no longer use the Etowah County Detention Center — A huge win for the national immigrant rights movement
Gadsden, Alabama — Today, Adelante Alabama, the Shut Down Etowah Campaign and Detention Watch Network celebrate the news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will no longer use the Etowah County Jail (Etowah) in Alabama. To-date, Etowah has had the capacity to hold 357 people in ICE custody through a rider on an indefinite intergovernmental service agreement (IGSA) between Etowah County and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).