A report on ICE’s new practice, during the COVID-19 pandemic, of giving migrants in family detention the choice of either separating from their children or staying together in indefinite detention.
Interviews with Sarah Sanchez and Isabel Ribe, two advocates at the Santa Fe Dreamers Project working with detained migrants; and with Dr. Tracy Green, a Brandeis University professor and Dana Gold, senior counsel with the Government Accountability Project.
An oversight complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of the Inspector General highlighting ICE’s failure to protect those in its custody during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE continues to transfer migrants across its network of detention centers, spurring concerns in small towns like Natchez, Mississippi and Lumpkin, Georgia.
Guidelines for how to safely and responsibly release detainees from ICE custody during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An investigation reveals private detention centers’ practice of charging for basic hygiene—a potential public health threat in the coronavirus era.
The report documents the growth of immigrant detention, inhumane conditions, poor quality of health care, and difficulty of obtaining parole.
Study finds “that 72% of individuals are expected to be infected by day 90 under the optimistic scenario, while nearly 100% of individuals are expected to be infected by day 90 under a more pessimistic scenario.”
Four coronavirus “hotspots” that the Trump administration’s border and migration policies risk creating.
A harrowing account, using testimonies from detained migrant women, of abuse amid COVID-19 fears in a privately run Louisiana ICE detention center.
A complaint from the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties and ACLU Border Rights Center reports on CBP’s failure to implement a detainee locator system, which complicates efforts to reunify separated families.
A research-based letter expressing concern about migrants’ rights and health in Mexico in light of the coronavirus emergency.
An analysis by me, in English and Spanish, of how the Trump administration’s coronavirus measures have not only put its whole immigration agenda in place, but are also threatening to spread the virus.
GAO found that Customs and Border Protection wildly overspent on a tent facility to house apprehended migrants during late 2019. (Link at gao.gov)
A statement from 61 organizations objecting to the Trump administration’s harsh border, asylum, and deportation measures during the COVID-19 emergency.
Some of what the Trump administration is implementing at the border risks worsening the COVID-19 pandemic at home and exporting it to other countries.
WOLA warns against some serious risks of the Trump administration’s newly imposed regime of quarantine “expulsions” at the border.
An exploration by the secondary trauma suffered by people working with threatened migrants during the Trump administration.
A documentation of the effects that U.S. asylum restriction policies are having on migrants’ physical and mental health, based on 480 interviews and testimonies with migrants and asylum seekers.
ICE’s annual funding request submitted to Congress with descriptions of its planned activities and their cost. (link at dhs.gov)