Immigration

As Biden Inherits A Harsh Immigrant Detention System, Advocates Look For Him To Change It

Posted on · Texas is home to more immigrant detention centers than any other state, making it ground zero for any changes President Joe Biden will make to the system. Though advocates have said they're optimistic about this new chapter, Biden is inheriting expanded detention infrastructure with a record of poor medical treatment.

Immigration

A Year After Being Detained By ICE, Former Houston High School Student Forges His Future

Posted on · "I don’t know if the next time I go to court, I’m going to be deported," said Dennis Rivera, a 20-year-old Honduran student whose controversial detention by ICE spurred protests in Houston last year.

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Private Prisons, Veterans Court, and Ship Channel Stories: Houston Matters for Thursday, October 16, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this month, allegations of sexual abuse surfaced at a South Texas detention center for mothers and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America. The Karnes City facility is run by a private, for-profit operator based in Florida, which strongly denies the allegations. The claims come four months after the ACLU issued a report […]