Tag: Immigration Detention

Young Migrants Describe Hunger, Illness and Trauma at UK Asylum Center

Mohammad, 17, emerged groggily from his hotel near Heathrow Airport into the spitting rain on Thursday, his flimsy sandals slapping at the wet concrete. It has been weeks since he slept or ate properly, he said. He crossed his arms and shivered, then gazed up at the sky as a plane roared overhead. Before he […]

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NY Immigration Court Backlogs May Grow With New Migrant Influx

Missing the in-person ICE appointment is usually not a problem, said Isejn Marku, a private immigration attorney in New York. ICE officers aren’t able to meet with everyone scheduled on a given day, he said, so they are unlikely to count a missed appointment as a strike against them. The local ICE office did not […]

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A Town With a Heart, but Few Options, for Migrants

Twilight was gathering downtown, and strings of light twinkled to life in the boughs of the ash trees ringing San Jacinto Plaza. It was a balmy evening, and the annual arts festival was in full swing, with bands rocking out in the plaza and children scrawling on the streets with pastel chalk. Half the city […]

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The First Interview With Anna Sorokin Since Being Released From Jail

Minutes after immigration agents dropped Anna Sorokin off at her fifth-floor walk-up apartment in the East Village of Manhattan late Friday night, she returned downstairs dressed in black-framed glasses, a hoodie and sweats, a monitor loosely hanging from her ankle. Beneath her apartment was a check-cashing business. Ms. Sorokin, 31, lived for several years in […]

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A.C.L.U. Says Immigration Detention Facility Should Be Shut Down

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Biden administration to close one of its privately run immigration detention centers after a Brazilian asylum seeker killed himself while he was being held in the New Mexico facility. The Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, N.M., which houses about 160 people, has been […]

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Education in America: School Is for Hope

It was a cold day in January 2019 and Heidi, who was 6 years old, was ready for her first day of school in the United States. Her father, Jorge, woke up early to help her with her hair and pack her lunch. Jorge and Heidi had migrated from Guatemala to the United States in […]

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