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

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Resolution in Texas calls for the release of people from immigration detention due to COVID-19 — only the second resolution to pass nationwide

May 21, 2020

Cameron County, Texas — As the result of ongoing advocacy efforts by the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network and Detention Watch Network the Cameron County Commissioners Court passed a resolution on May 12 calling on the release of people from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, prison, and jails to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

People detained at the Northwest Detention Center spell out distress signal, SOS, as they begin the third hunger strike at the facility in three weeks to demand their immediate release  

April 15, 2020

Tacoma, Washington — Today, news broke of a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington State with approximately 50 people participating to protest their incarceration at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility. Hunger strikers then spelled out the distress signal, SOS, in the yard of the detention center with their own bodies to reflect the emergency they are facing and demand ICE release them from detention immediately. 

New Video Exposing the Adelanto Detention Center in CA and the Growing Call to Shut it Down

April 15, 2020

Adelanto, CA — Today, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ) and Detention Watch Network released a new video on the Adelanto Detention Center in California, one of the largest and deadliest immigration detention centers in the country, and the ongoing efforts to shut it down.

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