Texas has become the epicenter of immigrant family detention, where many families are detained in prison-like conditions and exploited by local judges.
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The world’s largest for-profit prison has minimal oversight, overcharged the federal government by $2.1 million, arbitrarily punishes protesting inmates and suffers from severe understaffing, according to a report released Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.
In a heated discussion with ICE Director Paula Saldaña, Houston Congressman John Culberson wondered why the U.S. lets so many immigrant detention beds go empty.
After reporting a 4,500-word story on her firsthand experience inside Karnes, paralegal Victoria Rossi found her access denied because of a technicality.
As Willacy County faces a gaping hole in its budget, $128 million in debt still owed on Tent City, and the loss of its largest employer, I’d come to find out if the prison that was supposed to be the county’s economic salvation would end up being its undoing.
Beefing up border security means an increasingly military-style presence on the ground and in the air. The Observer investigates a surge that puts immigrants in the crosshairs.
Marcial Castro Estrada recounts his experiences during the height of the Guatemalan Civil War during the early eighties, and the difficult conditions that led his son to being smuggled into the United States at the Texas-Mexico border.
A new horror, and a new film, bring the weeping woman back to life.
Asylum-seeking women and children are locked in detention facilities and charged such high immigration bonds that they can’t get out. Eventually, the mothers become desperate, give up their asylum claims and agree to be deported.
When women and children seeking asylum are detained in Texas, they encounter an immigration system that seems designed to discourage them at every turn.