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Tacoma Detention Center Sued for Underpaying Immigrants

The attorney general of Washington State is suing those in charge of Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center, saying that the for-profit company has violated minimum wage laws by paying $1 or less per day for immigrant detainees to work for them. Civil detainees awaiting deportation or immigration hearings are held in the detention center, which can …

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California Lawmakers Expand Sanctuary State Protections

On Saturday, lawmakers in California passed a so-called sanctuary state bill to protect undocumented immigrants as part of a wider push by the Democratic Party to counter the Trump administration’s expansion of deportation orders. Senator Kevin de Leon’s legislation is the most extensive in the US, limiting communication by local and state law enforcement organizations …

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Countries Refusing to Take Back Deported Immigrants Denied Visas

On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced that it has given the State Department orders to limit some visas for countries, such as Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Eritrea, due to their refusal to allow their own citizens to return after deportation from the US. In a statement, Elaine Duke, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, …

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Advocates Say DACA Recipients Have Time to Fight

Immigrant advocates have clarified that the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program need not fear immediate deportation from the US following the Trump administration’s decision to end the program. Last week, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s staff attorney, Alison Davenport, said in a press call that those with approved cases and …

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