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[18 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

The contract to detain Immigrant families at a controversial detention center in Texas is up for renewal and opponents say the economic crisis is reason to let the agreement drop. They also cite the possibility that President-elect Obama will follow-up on his campaign promise to adjust immigration enforcement policy, and even move the Department of Homeland Security to the Commerce Department.
12/18/2008   Press Release:  T Don Hutto Contract Risky Business

Opponents to the T Don Hutto prison for non-criminal immigrant families and children located in Taylor, Texas, have consistently protested its basic inhumane conception …

Detention, Enforcement, Policy, Raids »

[16 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
The Gazette: ICE releases raid costs to Rep. Bruce Braley

A formal request made by a congressman is apparently the only way Immigration and Customs Enforcement would release a breakdown of expenses it incurred during the Postville immigration raid, wrote Trish Mehaffey of the The Gazette in Iowa.
The Gazette obtained records of financial expenses through Freedom of Information requests, but ICE only sent a brief one-page summary with the total and no breakdown. The article ran Wednesday with the expenses reported as $5,211,092 as of Aug. 21.

This is a sentiment shared by many journalists reporting on immigration who have …