Posts Tagged ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement’

These Immigrants Organized & Won $17 Million from a For-Profit Detention Center

December 2nd, 2021

As of late October, a ruling by a federal judge set a new precedent for private detention centers in Washington. GEO Group, the company that runs the Northwest ICE Processing Center for immigrants, must pay people who are detained and working in the facility the state’s minimum wage.  Here’s the story on how our compas […]

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Deportation Defense under the Biden Administration

November 18th, 2021

This past September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its policy for how ICE will conduct immigration enforcement in our communities. Though the new prosecutorial discretion memo (PD Memo) falls short of centering a protection-based framework, there are key opportunities for organizers and advocates to use in pushing back against abuses of power by […]

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Five Things the ‘Safe City’ Raids Can Teach Us About the New Era of Enforcement

October 3rd, 2017

In an era where any contact with local law enforcement becomes an opportunity to detain, deport, and incarcerate, highlighting the role of local governments in creating real sanctuaries and pushing back against criminalization is key.

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