immigrant detention

a migrant family at the Texas-Mexico border

Biden administration to use processing centers in Latin America to handle migration

BY: - April 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration Thursday announced the use of processing centers in Colombia and Guatemala to create legal pathways for migrants, in preparation for the ending of a pandemic-era tool used to expel migrants that is expected to cease in May. The migrant processing centers will open shortly and be run by international organizations. […]

Twice defeated, Republicans to try again for forced sheriff-ICE cooperation bill

BY: - January 27, 2023

For the third time, Republicans will try to enact a law that would require sheriffs across North Carolina to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and honor detainer requests of people accused of certain crimes. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has twice vetoed similar measures. But Republicans might have the votes this year to override the […]


Immigration attorney: Amazon tops a list of companies to ditch in support of immigrants’ human rights

BY: - January 19, 2022

Throughout the last year, the Amazon corporation has given American consumers plenty of reasons to question whether we should be using its products and services. The news is filled with horrible stories about Amazon’s treatment of their workers. The company has an astronomical carbon footprint. The billionaire CEO has so much superfluous income he was […]

Investigation urged of doctor who operated on immigrant women in detention

BY: - December 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — Two congressional panels are calling for Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to investigate a doctor who was accused of performing gynecological procedures on immigrant women in a Georgia detention center without their consent or full understanding of the treatment being performed. In a Dec. 3 letter, Democrats on the House Homeland Security […]

Biden rolls back Trump policy on separation of migrant children from their parents

BY: - February 3, 2021

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday evening that will reverse controversial policies from the previous administration, including one that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents. Biden made it clear during the signing that he was not creating new immigration policies with the executive orders, but reversing those crafted […]

NC’s only private federal prison will close, more to follow after Biden ordered to end BOP contracts with private facilities

BY: - January 29, 2021

President Biden has directed the Department of Justice to end private federal prison contracts in an executive order, a promise he made during his campaign. “To decrease incarceration levels, we must reduce profit-based incentives to incarcerate by phasing out the Federal Government’s reliance on privately operated criminal detention facilities,” the executive order noted systemic racism […]


This week’s top stories on NC Policy Watch

BY: - March 22, 2019

Don’t get shut out — RSVP today for the upcoming March 28 Crucial Conversation luncheon with state Budget Director Charles Perusse and Senior Advisor to the Governor, Ken Eudy — click here to learn more! — 1. Following an acrimonious start, state takeover program settling into North Carolina school Southside Ashpole Elementary School in Robeson […]


New Trump immigration proposal: Inhumane and incredibly costly

BY: - October 19, 2018

The Trump administration keeps cranking out reactionary and cruel immigration policy proposals. As Rebekah Entralgo of Think Progress reported earlier this morning, the latest would also cost a mint. This is from her story “Report: latest Trump administration immigration rule could cost up to $12.9 billion”: Last month, the Trump administration announced a new rule […]


Horror stories emerging about life in former Wal-Mart-turned-ICE facility

BY: - July 20, 2018

The list of horrible acts being committed in the name of the American people by the Trump administration continues to grow. For a classic and stomach-turning example, check out reporter Alan Pyke’s story on Think Progress entitled “‘This is it for you. You’re fu**ed.’: Inside ICE’s abuse of migrant kids at a frigid old Walmart […]


Read this story and be outraged by Trump’s horrific immigration policies

BY: - June 18, 2018

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news in recent days, you’ve no doubt heard something about the roiling controversy surrounding the Trump administration’s dreadful immigration policies and the frightening impact it’s been having on the families it’s been destroying. To get a real and stomach-turning feel for what the reality of these policies […]

Is your community paying to enforce Trump’s immigration agenda? More communities saying “no”

BY: - May 9, 2018

While media attention often focuses on President Trump’s stream of insulting and divisive comments about immigration, less attention has been devoted to the administration’s ongoing effort to enlist local communities to carry out his agenda. The Trump administration wants to expand a program called “287g,” which effectively deputizes local law enforcement agents to act as […]

Immigrant rights groups to protest detentions, hold press conference this evening in Raleigh

BY: - July 28, 2017

An important announcement from immigrant rights advocates this morning: **MEDIA ADVISORY ** Immigrant rights groups will hold a press conference and rally to demand an end to immigrant detention Raleigh, NC – On Friday, immigrant rights groups and families of people in detention will hold a press conference and rally at the Wake County Public […]