21 Savage donates $25K for legal aid for detained immigrants
Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage has given $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center after the watchdog organization helped him while he was in federal immigration custody earlier this year.
At immigrant detention centers , operators see little need to offer extensive educational programs or job training, since Private companies house about 9 percent of the nation’s total prison population. But they take care of a much higher share of immigrant detainees — 73 percent by some accounts.
Detentions in private facilities are no bargain for taxpayers, according to federal data compiled by the advocacy group Freedom for Immigrants . “ One of my first acts of business as president will be to begin phasing out detention centers and private prisons.” Sanders vowed last month to “end the
Illinois Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill on Friday thatin the state, making it the first in the nation to forbid the practice, according to a release from the governor's office.
Pritzker signed the legislation, HB 2040, as part of a three-part package to protect undocumented immigrants, as thethat are expected in Chicago and nine other major cities starting Sunday.
Elizabeth Warren calls for ban on privately run federal prisons
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday announced a new plan to ban private prisons.
United States . Even though the town of Dwight, Illinois , in the heartland of America is roughly 2,100 kilometers from the border with Mexico, VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, it is in the middle of the national debate over immigration , detention and border security.
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Private detention centers have become popular, particularly close to the southern border, as Customs and Border Protection struggles to deal with the influx of migrants and refugees entering the United States. The private-prison industry as a whole is benefiting from Trump's border policies. But those lucrative business opportunities are also drawing increased public and legal scrutiny of a system that,.
According to a statement from Pritzker's office, he also signed HB 1637, which prohibits local law enforcement from working with federal immigration enforcement and from removing undocumented immigrants from the US. The third piece of legislation in the package was HB 2691, which allows undocumented immigrants in Illinois to qualify for state financial aid, the release says.
Texas Governor to Send 1,000 More National Guard Troops to Southern Border
The troops will provide assistance at temporary detention facilities.
The U.S. immigration detention system endangers human lives and makes a mockery of due process. The rest are held in dedicated immigration detention facilities run by ICE or contracted to private prison Disentangle federal immigration enforcement from state and local law enforcement.
Elizabeth Warren pledged to outlaw both private detention facilities and immigration centers if elected president. The Massachusetts senator stated : We didn’t get here by chance. Further, the presidential candidate contended the private detention system is guilty of breaching federal prison
After President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that an operation to deport "millions" of undocumented immigrants was imminent, a senior immigration official told CNN that ICE was moving forward with a raid on Sunday that is expected to target families with court-ordered removals -- about 2,000 people in 10 cities.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday that the Chicago Police Department, adding that "Chicago will always be a welcoming city and a champion for the rights of our immigrant and refugee communities."
Chicago has previously declared itself aa broad term applied to jurisdictions that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation with or involvement in federal immigration enforcement actions.
Honduran man dies in ICE custody at Texas facility.
The 30-year-old migrant was found unresponsive at a Houston detention facility on Sunday. He is now the sixth person to die in ICE custody since October.