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Holiday on ICE: Time for Congress to Stop Joking about Immigration Detention

03/27/2012

On Wednesday, March 28, the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement will hold a hearing on the 2011 Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS), a set of rules intended to govern conditions in immigration detention facilities run by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Is the Karnes Civil Detention Center the Future of Immigration Detention?

03/16/2012

On Tuesday, immigrant advocates and PHR's Mike Corradini toured the new Karnes Civil Detention Center which is being billed as the "future of immigration detention." Corradini shares his thoughts on the center which will house 608 non-violent immigration detainees in less-restrictive conditions of confinement.

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International Women’s Day: Recognizing Female Asylum Seekers’ Challenges

03/08/2012

The barriers facing women who seek asylum in the US for gender-specific threats are truly remarkable. On International Women’s Day, it is important to remember that persecution and torture are horrific, no matter the gender of the victim, the classification of the particular social group, or the role of the state as a perpetrator.

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Marching for Immigration Justice in Cincinnati

03/07/2012

Last week when PHR's Mike Corradini spoke at the “March Forth for Justice” conference on immigration, he was reminded that for many Americans, the problems plaguing our immigration system seem too remote to pay much attention to. In this blog post, he shares why everyone should care about immigration reform.

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For One Immigrant, Erroneous Deportation Was a Death Sentence

03/05/2012

Nelson Avila-Lopez had never been convicted of a crime when he burned to death in Honduras’ Comayagua prison last month. Nelson was erroneously deported after a “communications breakdown.”

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