Post Tagged with: "detention centers"

Edafe Okporo speaks about his experience seeking asylum in the United States. (Photo by Mazin Sidahmed via Documented)

Stories of Immigrant Detention

Immigration, Manhattan December 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Immigrant stories of detention were told at The Art of Return, a performance series held on the Lower East Side, reports Documented.

Rosa Santana (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

An ‘Urgent’ Need for Pro Bono Lawyers in NJ’s Immigration Courts

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services January 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A member of a New Jersey organization that visits immigration detainees talks to Reporte Hispano about two recent deaths under custody, and asks the new governor for more pro bono immigration lawyers.

From left: Jorge W. Lopez (Ecuador), Ana Lorena Siria de Lara (El Salvador), Jaime Alberto Acosta (Colombia), Diego Gómez Pickering (México) and Alberto Hart Potestá (Perú)
(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latin American Consuls Join Forces in the Tri-State Area

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area July 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Consuls of different Latin American nations joined efforts in New Jersey to work on issues concerning their immigrant compatriots, including conditions at detention centers, Reporte Hispano reports.

Maria, a transgender individual from Mexico, says she suffered in an immigration jail in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diaro- La Prensa)

Transgender Immigrants Detail Detention Abuse

In the News, LGBTQ August 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Transgender immigrants report suffering abuse during detention in immigration jails in the U.S., including being denied hormones, being placed in solitary confinement, and being pressured to sign documents for voluntary deportation, reports El Diario-La Prensa.


Sequestration to Test Immigrants’ Patience

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Politics March 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

For immigration advocates, sequestration had one silver lining: the release of hundreds of immigrants in detention centers. But budget cuts also mean longer waiting lists for visas, longer lines at the border and longer backlogs for immigration court cases, reports ImmigraNation.

Living in Legal Limbo, Always on the Move

Living in Legal Limbo, Always on the Move

Since he came from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. seven years ago, Homero Antonio González’s life has been ruled by uncertainty. Because of his legal status, he can’t find permanent work forcing him to constantly move from one odd job to the next and from one friend’s couch to another.

Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church addresses the crowd during the fourth annual vigil against immigration detention on Feb. 13 at the Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Photo by NOEL PANGILINAN

As Hundreds Freed from Immigration Detention, Criticism Mounts

Immigration February 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

News this week that ICE will release hundreds of immigrants from detention centers should be welcomed news for the 200 supporters who turned out recently for an annual vigil against immigration detention at Liberty State Park, reports ImmigraNation.

María Eugenia Interiano (Photo from family via La Tribuna Hispana)

Salvadoran Fleeing Violence Succumbs to Cancer While Awaiting Deportation

Immigration, Latino, Long Island December 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

A Salvadoran woman fleeing gang violence found out she had terminal cancer while in a U.S. immigration detention center. This is the story of how she reunited with her son and how the Salvadoran community of Long Island helped them, as reported in La Tribuna Hispana.

Activistas realizan una protesta contra la cárcel para inmigrantes de Nueva Jersey. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Hundreds of Groups Call on Obama to Close Immigrant Detention Centers

Crime, Immigration November 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

In addition to signing the letter, the Detention Watch Network released a report that detailed the human rights violations that take place against immigrants in detention facilities across the country, reported El Diario/La Prensa.

Voices in Focus: Memories of ‘La Chiva’

Culture, Immigration, Video March 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

A Colombian journalist reflects on being an outsider in her homeland and an immigrant here; the threat of deportation hangs over a young activist; an update on 2010’s Chinatown fire; and an app for immigrants facing arrest or detention.

Questions over privately run immigration detention centers

Immigration, In the News, Queens December 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

A Queens Councilman has joined other New York lawmakers in calling for a federal investigation of a private company that runs detention centers where immigrants are held for deportation, including one in Jamaica, Queens.

Protesting in Newark against an immigration detention center.

Activists protest immigrant detention center

Immigration, Metro Area October 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Brazilians were among those who took part in the 14th annual protest rally and march by IRATE and First Friends against the treatment of detained immigrants in Newark, NJ.