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Immigration detention centers
Immigration detention centers news and analysis from The Nation
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 19, 2021
Border State Voters Support Humane Immigration Reform
A poll of Arizona voters shows that, unlike their elected officials, they care more about policy than congressional procedure.
March 8, 2021
The Long Shadow of Family Separation
For families separated at the border, the trauma remains even after being reunited.
Maritza Lizeth Félix
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.
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
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December 17, 2020
How Homeland Security Blurs Jurisdictions
Fusion centers were established after 9/11 to facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism intelligence among different agencies.
November 2, 2020
The Trauma of Trump’s Presidency Will Haunt Us
Leveraging psychological pain and mental terror has been central to his strategy.
October 30, 2020
The Many Abuses at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia
The allegations of non-consensual sterilizations are horrifying—and not all that’s gone wrong at the immigration detention center.
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 21, 2020
When ‘Law and Order’ Means Maximum Chaos
As federal agents brutalize protesters in Portland, Trump threatens to unleash the same tactics across the country.