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The HOME Act would apply to non-citizens who fall under certain categories, including people who are sick and dying and some people who received convictions as youth
Deputies can ID inmates as immigrants who are potentially violating civil immigration law and then hold them until ICE picks them up for detention
The agency said transfers can happen “for a variety of reasons” and “will not be retaliatory”
The jail has “a long history of serious deficiencies,” ICE said in a news release Friday
In addition to $17.3M for immigrant detainee back pay, the private prison company owes Washington state nearly $6M
“Immigrants held in GEO’s for-profit facilities are not criminals and should not be beholden to enriching the corporation’s bottom line,” said an attorney
The jury will now consider how much back pay is owed — an amount expected to run into the millions
The staff trained in the program and the jail population have halved since the agreement began in 2017
The virus surge came as the federal government transferred nearly 1,100 immigrants to the facility
The number of detainees nationwide has more than doubled since the end of February 2021 to nearly 27,000
“We operate an efficient correctional facility, and federal officials continue to add unreasonable and cost prohibitive mandates,” said Sheriff Richard Jones
DHS suggested additional detention facilities could close, noting that it would “review concerns”
The detainees were institutionally charged with rioting, refusing orders, and possession of unauthorized items
Immigration and Customs Enforcement now has 120 days to remove its inmates
The bill would allow GEO to continue operating the jail until its contract with ICE expires in 2025
New guidance has resulted in immigration officials declining to take custody of people who have served sentences for burglary, drug trafficking and other crimes
The order is the first of its kind in the country, according to the organization that initiated the case
The three were not released after discussions between the state prison system and immigration authorities
Bounchan Keola was hurt when a tree fell on him while he was helping fight a deadly wildfire
Many of the women had been deported or released from immigration custody after the allegations first emerged
The deficiencies included medical care, admission and release, staff-detainee communication and phone access
The sheriff’s office said it stands by its response and is awaiting results of a “truly independent investigation”
The Justice Department and lawyers for several of the women agreed that immigration authorities wouldn’t carry out any deportations until mid-January
“I’m just asking for a second chance to live this American life and to be a firefighter,” Bounchan Keola said
Lawyers said at least seven others at the Irwin County Detention Center have received word that they could soon be removed from the country
The detention center was found to excessively strip-search detainees and failed to provide detainees with two hot meals a day
Officials say they’re following CDC guidelines despite criticism from those held inside since the first outbreak began
The complaint alleges COs used torture to coerce Cameroonian immigrants in the facility to sign deportation documents
Medical experts found an “alarming pattern” in which Dr. Mahendra Amin allegedly subjected the women to unwarranted gynecological surgeries