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ICE news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2021
‘It’s Like a Black Hole’: ICE Has Been Holding Kids in Indefinite Detention
The agency has sent an unknown number of teenagers to juvenile jails and won’t tell anyone why.
April 2, 2021
New Bills Could Stop Private Prisons From Cutting Deals With ICE
An increasing number of states are passing legislation that makes it harder for local governments to sign contracts with for-profit prison companies.
March 25, 2021
Why Did Border Security Firms Bet on Biden in 2020?
The 13 top border contractors for CBP and ICE donated three times as much money to the Biden campaign than they did to Trump.
March 24, 2021
Black Immigrants Matter
In immigration, as in policing, every arm of the US incarceration and deportation machine brings down a hefty amount of its weight onto the backs of Black people.
March 3, 2021
Trump Made His ‘American Carnage’ Fever Dream True
In the US, 500,000 people are dead, but the toll is higher and Covid is but one measure of public health.
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February 26, 2021
It’s Still Time to Abolish ICE
There has never been a better moment to move past enforcement-focused immigration strategies.
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
September 18, 2020
In Trump’s America, It’s Cruelty as Policy
Forced hysterectomies for ICE detainees, more mass deportations, threats to bring sedition charges against protesters—this is political vandalism.
July 31, 2020
Playing War While Dressed to Kill in Portland
Trump’s agents are outfitted as military special operations, not just soldiers. Their violence is no surprise.
July 23, 2020
The Federal Response to Protests Extends Far Beyond Portland
A document responding to inquiries by Senator Kamala Harris shows the extent of CBP involvement in local law enforcement.
July 20, 2020
A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce the legislation, following controversial arrests in Portland.