Washington, DC — In response to Axios reporting that the Biden administration is planning an expanded home confinement and curfew pilot program, Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network issued the following statement:
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One year later, Biden has failed to live up to his campaign promises and has dramatically increased immigration detention amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Washington, DC — Today, the Biden administration marks one year in office. Detention Watch Network, along with other immigration advocates, are disappointed and frustrated that Biden broke his campaign promises to undo the criminalization and punitive nature of the immigration detention system.
One Year into Biden Administration, 900 Faith Leaders, Religious and Immigrant Rights Groups Demand Biden Halt Inhumane Immigration Detention
Washington, DC — Today, 900 spiritual leaders and multiple faith-based and immigrant rights groups delivered a letter to the White House urging the Biden administration to immediately halt all efforts to expand immigrant detention.
Detention Watch Network demands to see an official end to family detention that results in the permanent closure of detention facilities
Washington, DC – In response to Axios reporting that the Biden administration will stop detaining undocumented families in detention centers, Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network issued the following statement:
Detention Watch Network blasts ICE’s intention, disclosed in private letter, to expand immigration detention
Washington, DC — In December, Detention Watch Network received a letter from Tae D.
New report details Biden’s broken promises on ending the use of private prisons in federal incarceration and immigration detention
Washington, DC — The Biden administration has failed to deliver on the promise to end the use of private prisons in federal incarceration and immigration detention, according to “Broken Promises: Limits of Biden's Executive Order on Private Prisons” a new report released today by Detention Watch Network and Project South.
Approaching World Children's Day, Mobile Ads in Washington DC Demand an End to Child Migrant Detention
Washington, DC — Today and tomorrow, leading into World Children's Day (November 20), mobile ads calling attention to the detention of migrant children are being displayed throughout prominent streets of downtown DC. Although World Children’s Day should be a day of celebration for children all around the world, advocates highlight the contradiction of thousands of migrant children who remain detained in Health and Human Services (HHS) “emergency intake” and “influx” child detention sites.
Immigrant Rights Activists Hold Day of the Dead Events Across the Country to Honor Lives Taken by Immigration Detention While Urgently Demanding the Biden Administration Take Action
Washington, DC — In honor of the Latin American holiday, Day of the Dead, 10 events are happening across the country to remember the lives taken by the immigration enforcement system and demand urgent action in coordination with Detention Watch Network and the We Are Home Campaign. Since Biden took office, five people have died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. This follows ICE’s highest death toll in 15 years with 21 deaths occurring in FY 2020.
220 Immigrant and Human Rights Groups call on the Biden administration to immediately halt immigration detention expansion and terminate contracts
Washington, DC — Today Detention Watch Network, Shut Down Berks Coalition, JUNTOS, National Immigrant Justice Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, Aldea - the People’s Justice Center, Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), the Nationalities Service Center (NSC), and CASA delivered a letter to President Biden and Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on behalf of 220 immigrant and human rights groups
PD memo only goes so far when held in conjunction with ICE’s massive operating infrastructure that includes a $7.9 billion budget
Washington, DC — In response to the release of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement priorities or prosecutorial discretion memo, Stacy Suh, Program Director of Detention Watch Network (DWN) offered the following statement: