Many people assume that once a convict or detainee heads to prison or detention center, his or her primary concern is simply attempting to prison life and working towards re-entering society. While these things are true, in a sense, the rights and privileges of prisoners and detainees are still a serious civil rights concern, especially when those rights get exploited or violated. For immigration detainees, this is especially troubling, because they often have fewer rights under the law in general.
Criminal convictions are a big problem these days for immigrants -- even those who are here legally.
A previous Ninth Circuit ruling that had made it a requirement for detained immigrants to have regularly scheduled bond hearings, was overturned by the Supreme Court with a 5-3 vote on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Now, many immigration rights advocates fear that the detainees will be forced to spend extended periods of time in detention until their cases are fully processed through the court system.
Technically, immigrants in detention centers are not being held in prison. However, some who have spent time in the centers say they're no different.
A 22-year old student at UC San Diego was in the United States as a "dreamer," using the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It was started under President Barack Obama's administration.
California's Governor has a Christmas tradition of issuing pardons.
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants are facing deportation amid new laws, and this has brought dire concern among California business owners in particular, believing that this will be detrimental to the country as a whole, as well as the economy. Despite heavy campaigning, it is looking unlikely that the bid will be successful by the end of this year.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents seem to be required to have cold hearts to match the acronym on their jackets.
What happens when you get a phone call saying that your spouse or other family member has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents?
Reports of domestic violence among Latino residents in California have dropped sharply in 2017 -- but not for any reason worth celebrating.