PHR welcomes the opening of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) first civil detention center in Karnes City, Texas and calls for continued reforms to the US immigration detention system.
Michael E. Corradini, JD, Asylum Advocate at PHR, will speak at the 2012 Immigration Justice Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with enforcing immigration laws and running immigration detention centers, announced on Thursday that it is creating a Public Advocate post to address complaints regarding immigration enforcement.
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Churches and Buddhist monasteries in the Hpakant (or Hpakan) jade mining area of Burma's northern Kachin State have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees since the beginning of the year. The huge increase in displaced people in the Hpakant area is a result of the ongoing Burmese army offensive against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), according to sources on the ground.
PHR's Christy Fujio is quoted in US News and World Report's story on "Why 2011 may have presented a reason to hope for immigration reform."