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Deputies can ID inmates as immigrants who are potentially violating civil immigration law and then hold them until ICE picks them up for detention
Migrants within the Torrance County Detention Facility in N.M. describe broken plumbing, insect infestations, insufficient access to medical care and water
The loss of the federal contract to hold the detainees likely will create a $6 million hole in the county budget that will have to be filled, according to officials
The staff trained in the program and the jail population have halved since the agreement began in 2017
The number of detainees nationwide has more than doubled since the end of February 2021 to nearly 27,000
The move comes after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that authorities arrest migrants who are in the country illegally and committed a state or federal crime
A trial over whether immigration detainees must get minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — has ended with a hung jury
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
Felipe Montes was the fourth detainee held at the southwest Georgia immigration detention center to die after testing positive for COVID-19
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 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
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
They came one vote short of passing a ban on ICE officers and a ban on honoring ICE “holds” on inmates
The lawsuit alleged that the Sheriff’s Department routinely held people in jail for days, weeks or even months beyond the dates of their release
Under the ruling, at least four immigration detention centers with the capacity to house approximately 5,000 people would be phased out over the coming years
Some COs will be trained and deputized, giving them the authority to investigate and detain inmates for their immigration status
Roughly half of the detainees that were transferred from the Krome Detention Center to Broward Transitional Center tested positive for COVID-19
The lawsuit is seeking a judgement that the AG does not have the power to prohibit Ocean County from sharing info with other agencies
It is the third hunger strike in Yuba County Jail in 10 months
Immigration rights groups are calling the sheriff’s moves a “bait and switch” because inmates are still being given to ICE
If passed, the bill will force sheriffs to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally and give ICE up to 48 hours to pick them up
The sheriff’s office signed a “basic ordering agreement” with ICE to hold inmates for an extra 48 hours