Immigration


Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Wooten says authorities denied COVID-19 tests to immigrants, performed questionable hysterectomies and shredded records in a complaint filed to the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
DHS Announces Investigation into Claims of ICE Detainees Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

A whistleblower reported earlier this week that immigrant women detained at a Georgia detention center were being forced to undergo unnecessary gynecological procedures without their consent.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.

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Federal Court Rejects Trump’s Attempt to Delay Naturalization Process for Military Members

The 2017 policy had meant a break with a two-century tradition and a 72% drop in applications for citizenship among the military.

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For This Trans Salvadoran Woman, Voting for the First Time Affirms Her Identity

Alexa Elizabeth Rodriguez is a first-time voter in the 2020 presidential election. She’s been waiting for this moment for ten years.

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Over 1,600 Kids Caught COVID-19 While Being Held in Detention Centers

Nearly 100 kids contracted the virus while being detained at a rehabilitation center in Prescott Valley in Arizona.

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Trump Wanted a Mexican Immigrant to Be Part of the RNC Citizenship Ceremony

Some of the five immigrants taking the oath didn't know that the event was being broadcast on national television.

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Shocking New Docuseries Highlights ICE’s Many Abuses. Will It Be Enough to Wake People Up?

Will the docuseries 'Immigration Nation' spur the U.S. to end ICE's human rights abuses and demand immigration policy change?