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Federal Inspectors Find Nooses, ‘Serious Violations’ at ICE Facility in California

USA Today reports on an unannounced inspection of the Adelanto ICE Processing Center, operated by the GEO Group. In its report, the DHS Office of the Inspector General identified serious violations, including improper use of disciplinary segregation, guards ignoring the presence of more than a dozen nooses fashioned out of bedsheets, and inadequate medical care.

American Immigration Council filed a complaint with the DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) regarding DHS officials coercing parents into signing documents they may not have understood.

Complaint Details Coercive Tactics Used by Immigration Officials on Separated Parents and what can be done

ICE Agents Pressured Parents to Be Deported with Their Children — Then Separated Them Again When They Refused

A group of fathers who were reunited with their children after being separated by ICE were then separated a second time after the fathers refused to sign paperwork to withdraw their children’s immigration cases and be deported together.  It is despicable what ICE is doing. Unfortunately, they seem to have the go ahead from Trump.

Ruling on Bail and ICE

Tenth Circuit in United States v. Ailon-Ailon. The court held that a federal district court judge could not deny bail to the defendant, who was facing prosecution for illegal reentry and who was also the subject of an ICE detainer, solely due to the risk that ICE would remove him before his criminal trial, finding that in the context of the Bail Reform Act, the risk that a defendant will flee does not include the risk that ICE will involuntarily remove the defendant

What is the U.S. coming to: 10-Year-Old Immigrant Is Detained After Agents Stop Her on Way to Surgery

The New York Times reports that a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been detained by federal immigration authorities in Texas after she passed through a Border Patrol checkpoint on her way to a hospital to undergo emergency gall bladder surgery. The girl, Rosamaria Hernandez, who was brought to the United States without documentation to live in Laredo, Texas, when she was three months old, was being transferred from a medical center in Laredo to a hospital in Corpus Christi around 2:00 am on Tuesday when Border Patrol agents stopped the ambulance she was riding in. The agents allowed her to continue to hospital but followed the ambulance the rest of the way there, then waited outside her room until she was released from the hospital.

ICE Not Following Its Own Rules on Releasing Pregnant People

There are indications that ICE has revoked a policy issued in August 2016 recommending that pregnant people “generally not be detained” and is currently detaining pregnant people “at the rate of one per day.” Cases of pregnant women being detained by ICE have been detailed in an administrative complaint filed with DHS on behalf of these women.

Immigration Raids Are Sweeping Up More People Who Weren’t Targets

TIME reports that undocumented immigrants are being swept up in immigration raids targeting their friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Under the Trump administration’s new enforcement priorities, ICE is instructed to detain and deport anyone who is in the country illegally, which means even so-called “non-targets” are ending up in custody after a raid.

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