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The National Immigrant Justice Center is a legal aid organization that advocates for human rights and humane immigration laws.
Apr 25 13 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING: We sued Clay County in IN for illegally using $ from its ICE contract for things like raises for county employees & improvements at county facilities. Meanwhile, immigrants suffered in county jail’s inhumane conditions. #CommunitiesNotCages🧵1/… The four plaintiffs detained in Clay County Jail describe being deprived of adequate medical care, cleaning supplies, clean clothing, working toilets and showers, and sufficient food. 2/…
Mar 18, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
The #DreamAndPromise Act will provide long overdue protections to DACA, TPS, and DED recipients. Disappointingly, the legislation also contains harmful criminalization bars that will exclude many immigrant youth. We need bold and inclusive legislation that leaves no one behind. Thanks @RepMondaire for highlighting the importance of second chances & the need to eliminate the criminalization bars that will exclude thousands from the #DreamAndPromise Act.…
Mar 18, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
DHS continues to grow its massive immigration detention system using a web of corrupt contracts that breed impunity for abuses. We echo @DetentionWatch's call: Time to #CutTheContracts & shut down the #FirstTen immigrant detention centers. Watchdog agencies have long documented improper contracting practices & farcical inspections practices in the immigration detention system that is plagued with systemic racism & abuse. #CutTheContracts #FirstTen #CommunitiesNotCages
Mar 17, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
Today we released a new policy brief updating our research on @ICEgov’s immigrant detention contracting and inspection system and calling on the Biden administration to #CutTheContracts as a critical step to #EndDetention

Read it at… The policy brief highlights the #FirstTen detention centers @DetentionWatch is calling on the Biden admin to shut down as part of the #CommunitiesNotCages campaign:
Dec 23, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
The Trump admin has unleashed a torrent of final regulations and policies targeting asylum seekers - 7 rules in 7 days. Each rule will have devastating consequences. Here’s why: (1/9) First, DHS finalized a plan to send asylum seekers to El Salvador, mirroring an agreement w/ Guatemala that endangered 1000+ mostly women & children. @NIJC @CGRShastings @ACLU & @humanrights1st challenged this violation of US asylum obligations. (2/9)
Feb 7, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
UPDATE: Today a CA federal court issued final order in our lawsuit w/ @ACLU_SoCal ruling immigration detainers issued by ICE out of its Pacific Enforcement Response Center violate the Constitution & are null & void (even if PERC moves to another state).… 1/ Immigration detainers are requests ICE sends to local and state law enforcement asking them to keep immigrants detained after their authority expires so that ICE can come and take them into custody. 2/