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Republican Congressmen Mock Immigration Detention as a ‘Holiday’ for Immigrants

03/29/2012

At a Congressional hearing yesterday, Republican committee members attempted to portray immigration detention as a “vacation” for undocumented immigrants. “Nobody who has spent even a minute in an immigration detention facility would characterize it as a ‘holiday,’” said PHR's Christy Fujio “Detention center conditions are often worse a criminal jail. Nobody wants to be there.”

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ICE Debuts New “Civil Detention” Facility for Immigrants

03/16/2012

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.

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Michael E. Corradini to Speak at 2012 Immigration Justice Conference

02/21/2012

Michael E. Corradini, JD, Asylum Advocate at PHR, will speak at the 2012 Immigration Justice Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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PHR Welcomes Creation of ICE Public Advocate

02/08/2012

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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Human Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against DOJ on Detention of Asylum Seekers

12/22/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and eight partner organizations filed a lawsuit today against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) challenging its failure to issue regulations that would give immigration judges the authority to order the release of asylum seekers who are being held in immigration detention facilities.

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