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114 Immigrant and Human Rights Groups Demand Biden Close Detention Centers, Stop Expansion and Cut Funding for Immigration Detention

November 21, 2022

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

November 15, 2022

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. 

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

March 25, 2022

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).