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[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
Wyatt detention center workers could face criminal charges

WCVB TV in Boston reports that workers at the Wyatt Detention Facility could face criminal charges for the death of Hiu Lui Ng. An investigation by ICE found workers denied Mr. Ng medical care and access to counsel.
The report (PDF) details how a doctor at the facility prescribed him Motrin and Tylenol for his back pain, which was caused by advanced stage cancer. In a heavily redacted part of the report, investigators describe how Mr. Ng tried to meet with his lawyer as part of a drawn-out process to be …

Enforcement, Policy »

[23 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

Two new Obama advisors on immigration policy seem likely to focus on immigration policy reform that does not emphasize detention in their proposals and plans:


T. Alexander Aleinikoff has been Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University since July 2004. He has been a member of the Georgetown faculty since 1997. Dean Aleinikoff served as General Counsel and Executive Associate Commissioner for Programs at the Immigration and Naturalization Service for several years during the Clinton Administration. From 1997 to 2004 …

Detention, Policy »

[23 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The South Florida Sun-Sentinal reports on the Vera Institute‘s latest collaboration with immigration enforcement officials:
It saves time and millions of taxpayer dollars, and it has just arrived in South Florida
Immigration court’s Legal Orientation Program, which kicked off last month at Miami’s Krome Detention Center, shaves an average of 13 days off the time it takes to process cases. That means immigrants get a quicker decision on whether they’re getting deported or set free. And that translates into millions in savings on detention costs and a more efficient immigration court system.
For …