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ICE Shuts Down Hotline for Detained Immigrants After Netflix Episode

After an episode of Netflix’s hit show ‘Orange Is The New Black” featuring inmates talking about a real-life helpline offered by a group giving legal advice to immigrants, ICE shut it down. Christina Fialho, Co-founder of “Freedom for Immigrants”, the group behind the helpline says the hotline it has been running for six years and offers ‘people in immigration detention a free connection to the outside world.’

They Are Concentration Camps — and They Are Also Prisons

Maya Schenwar & Kelly Hayes Truthout
We must hold these dual, overlapping realities in our minds, as we strive to comprehend the interrelated horrors to which the United States — not just Trump, but the United States — subjects millions of people every day.

Reports: Lies, Chaos and Abuse at ICE Contractor Lockup

Robin Urevich Capital & Main
USA flag seen through barbed wire Immigrant-detainee suicides indicate that the Stewart Detention Center and ICE are out of step with a trend in corrections to keep seriously mentally ill people out of solitary confinement.

No More Compromises: We Need Immigration Amnesty Now

David L. Wilson Truthout
Donald Trump’s policy of family separation at the borders motivated an upsurge in activism, including widespread calls to abolish ICE. Now it’s time to go further, to attack the long-standing policy of separating families inside our borders.

Dr. Ruth, Dr. Kissinger, and Trump’s Cruelty to Families

George Packer The New Yorker
The increasingly routine consequence of the Trump Administration’s immigration policy to separate children from parents who enter the United States without papers reminded me of a conversation I heard between Henry Kissinger and Ruth K. Westheimer.

Conditions Worsen for ICE Detainees Following Hunger Strike

Robin Urevich Capital & Main
Conditions at Adelanto Detention Center, a privately operated prison currently used to detain undocumented immigrants, are said to be grim. Nine detainees, all of whom came to the U.S. seeking asylum, were so fed up that they staged a hunger strike. Guards responded with violence and pepper spray.
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