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Immigration detention centers
News and Analysis from The Nation on Immigration detention centers
February 20, 2017
What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Once They Fall Into ICE’s Hands?
In New York, undocumented immigrants can languish in abominable detention centers for months or even years.
February 10, 2017
How Local Leaders Can Resist Trump’s Deportation Machine
They should “explicitly remove immigration enforcement from the purview of their local law-enforcement departments.”
January 30, 2017
Refugees Are Welcome Here!
New York City finds itself on the front lines of the fight against Trump’s Muslim ban.
January 4, 2017
These Men Have Been in This Country for Over 30 Years. Now They Could Be Deported.
A group of Cambodian refugees resettled in the US in the wake of the Vietnam War are in danger of being sent back.
December 26, 2016
Meet the Central American Women the United States Is Detaining and Deporting
Horrific conditions in the Northern Triangle led to a major policy crisis for the Obama administration. A new wave of refugees could do the same for Trump.
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December 6, 2016
The Most Important Appointment Since the Election Wasn’t Made by Trump
California’s incoming attorney general, Congressman Xavier Becerra, is poised to lead states resisting the Trump administration.
November 28, 2016
Will Immigrants in Long-Term Detention Get Their Day in Court? The Supreme Court Is About to Decide.
The Court needs to recognize the constitutional rights of people in detention before it’s too late.
October 27, 2016
ICE Plans to Reopen the Very Same Private Prison the Feds Just Closed
Advocates cheered when the Justice Department began shuttering its private prisons. But immigration officials saw an opportunity.
Seth Freed Wessler
September 29, 2016
What if the US Really Did Deport 11 Million People?
A case study of New York’s Hudson Valley, where immigrants—with and without documents—have brought once-dead towns back to life.
September 2, 2016
The Obama Administration Continues Pulling Away From Private Prison Companies
Homeland Security launches a review of private detention centers, weeks after DOJ began closing its own facilities.
Seth Freed Wessler