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District Court Orders Timely Bond Hearings for Detained Asylum Seekers

In Padilla v. ICE, the court issued a preliminary injunction requiring the government to provide certain detained asylum seekers with a bond hearing within seven days of a bond hearing request and to release those individuals whose detention time exceeds that limit.

CE Wrongly Flagged an American Citizen to Be Deported, so a Florida Sheriff’s Department Detained Him for Weeks. Now He’s Suing.

Insider reports on Peter Brown, a U.S. citizen born in Philadelphia, who was held by Florida’s Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on an ICE detainer and told he would soon be transferred to a prison in Jamaica, a country he had only visited once on a cruise

ICE Releases Information on Detainees Who Have Died in Custody

In compliance with congressional requirements described in the FY2018 DHS Appropriations Bill, ICE has provided reports regarding in-custody detainee deaths beginning in FY2018. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, the ACLU, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and Detention Watch Network, “More people died in immigration detention in fiscal year 2017 than any year since 2009” and immigration detainee deaths are “linked to dangerously inadequate medical care.”

There Are Now More Than 14,000 Immigrant Kids in Federal Custody—a New Record

The number of immigrant children in federal custody has reached an all-time high. As the length of time these children remain in government facilities grows longer, the number of children in custody will likely continue to rise.

Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before She Died

An autopsy released yesterday shows that Roxsana Hernández, a Honduran trans woman who died in ICE custody, was likely physically abused at a privately operated ICE detention center before she died of untreated dehydration. ICE announced yesterday that Mergensana Amar, a Russian man who attempted suicide at an ICE detention center earlier this month, passed away on Saturday after he was removed from life support.

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
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