Tag Archives: detention

Deportation to Shattered DREAMs: “Something is wrong with the U.S. immigration system”

By Nancy Landa LatinaLista (Editor’s note: Second post in a series focusing on DREAMer Nancy Landa’s first-hand experience of removal proceedings by US Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) I sat for hours in that cell at the detention facility with a blank face staring at the colorless walls. Occasionally, I would glance over at other

Hill testimony reveals ICE supervisors may prove biggest obstacle in reforming detention practices

LatinaLista — Today, Rep. Loretta Sanchez convened a hearing as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism regarding the topic “Moving Toward More Effective Immigration Detention Management.” Immediately after her opening remarks, the Ranking Member from Indiana, Rep. Mark Souder blasted the intent behind the hearing and continually strove to define the

New multimedia game exposes the realities of immigrant lives in U.S. detention

LatinaLista — There’s a lot of truth in the saying that you don’t know how someone else’s life is until you walk a mile in their shoes. It is certainly true of the 300,000 immigrants who are being detained across the country by the Department of Homeland Security. In detention centers, and under conditions that

New video unmasks the “Hidden System” of federal deportations and detentions

LatinaLista — This past Sunday, over 1,000 people marched the streets of Postville, Iowa to protest the nation’s largest immigration raid. The protesters, men, women and children, joined together in crying out against the working conditions at the Agriprocessors plant, as well as, the detention/deportation of over 300 workers. One Postville marcher declares his disapproval

Another ICE detention facility gets a failing grade for poor treatment of undocumented immigrants

LatinaLista — The intention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to criminalize all undocumented immigrants caught living in the United States illegally has reached a saturation point with courts in the southwest region of the country. According to a Dallas Morning News article: New immigration cases, many of them stemming from misdemeanor arrests, represented 58 percent

Guest Voz: Sen. Bob Menendez announces legislation to prevent government detention of legal citizens caught in immigration sweeps

LatinaLista — As Latina Lista posted yesterday, a bill for the medical care and humane treatment of detained undocumented immigrants while in detention was presented to the Senate this week. One of the sponsors of the bill, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez said, “We cannot forget that everyone who immigrates to this country, whether they