It’s time for Congress to eliminate the immigrant detention mandate.
The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.
Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.
County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.
Undocumented immigrants risk everything to reunite their families.
It has something to do with the $1.7 billion they made off the privatized incarceration industry just last year.
But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.
As the country charts a new course on immigration, New York remains a beacon of hope.
Should these congresspeople really be making decisions on immigration reform when they've taken so much money from the corporations who stand to gain from stricter enforcement measures?
Undocumented activist Marco Saavedra talks with The Nation's Francis Reynolds and Aura Bogado about the struggle to crack open an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center.