On March 29, CIR’s Andrew Becker reported for the Los Angeles Times on a lawsuit filed by two mentally disabled Mexican immigrants who spent years in detention facilities after completing their sentences. Two days later the two men were released by U.S. immigration authorities. Read an update by Becker in the Times. >> Read the […]
Two mentally disabled Mexican immigrants, facing deportation for criminal assault convictions for which they have already served their time, continue to be held in detention facilities in violation of their constitutional rights, according to separate lawsuits filed in federal court. Jose Franco-Gonzalez, 29, of Costa Mesa and Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, 48, of San Bernardino have languished […]
A DOJ investigation of an immigration judge’s misconduct gives asylum seeker another day in court.
The federal agency that oversees immigration detention will solicit bids next month for a new 2,200-bed detention center in the Los Angeles area.
In another sign that the Obama administration is preparing for — or at least thinking about — sweeping reforms of the nation’s broken immigration system, the agency that polices the nation’s immigration laws has created a new position to work on issues related to possible new legislation.
The Mexican human rights activist detained for a week by U.S. immigration officials was released last Wednesday.
A second high-ranking official in a two-month-old federal office that oversees immigration detention policy and planning has left the government, sources say.
A Mexican human rights investigator who has said his life has been threatened because of his efforts to document alleged abuses by the Mexican military is being detained by U.S. immigration officials after he tried to enter the country through an El Paso border crossing, his attorney said Friday.
A drug informant facing deportation who recently won a reprieve was secretly transported to immigration detention center
A Council on Foreign Relations report on recommended fixes to the nation’s broken immigration system, released yesterday, didn’t just outline the numerous ways to address the mess. It also offered some dissenting voices, among them ending the practice of giving citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrant parents.