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Feds Build More Migrant Detention Facilities near Border in Texas

Construction is set to begin on temporary detention facilities at the Border Patrol’s Interstate 35 checkpoint and other locations in Laredo, Texas. The shelters are military-style general-purpose tents and can house 60 people per tent. Plans for the climate-controlled structures, designed only for short-term detention, do not include funding for contract personnel to staff the facilities.

Young children lie inside a pod at the Department of Homeland Security holding facility run by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on March 30, 2021 in Donna, Texas. The Donna location is the main detention center for unaccompanied children coming across the U.S. border in the Rio Grande Valley. …

Illegal Aliens Suing Detention Center for ‘Forced Labor’

More than 60,000 illegal aliens housed in a Colorado detention center are suing for forcing them to perform housekeeping chores. They allege the center compelled “forced labor” in violation of federal human trafficking laws. The defendant contractors say the claims are unprecedented.

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Assault, K9 Abuse Charges Against Federal Border Agents Dropped

Charges of assault and animal abuse against two federal border agents were dropped in Sana Cruz County, Arizona, courts. A surveillance camera captured U.S. Border Patrol Agent Aldo Arteaga punching a juvenile detainee in the stomach in a Nogales Station holding cell on January 30, 2014. On February 15, 2014, a different surveillance camera recorded U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agent Edgard Garcia forcefully slamming a 7 year-old service dog onto the ground. Arteaga was charged with assault and Garcia was charged with animal abuse.

Assault, K9 Abuse Charges Against Federal Border Agents Dropped

Judge: Activist Attorneys Can Inspect Four Arizona Immigrant Detention Facilities

A federal judge in Phoenix ruled to allow attorneys representing immigrant rights groups to inspect four immigrant detention facilities in Arizona where the attorneys feel immigrants were held under “inhumane and punitive” conditions on August 14. The order comes following an enormous wave of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who crossed the southwest border in the summer of 2014.

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Woman Allegedly Attempted Suicide in Texas Immigration Detention Facility

A 19-year-old immigrant at a family detention facility is reported to have attempted to commit suicide after being told she was being denied parole and asylum. She was staying in the Karnes City, Texas, facility which was opened last year after a flood of unaccompanied minors and families crossed the border illegally. Another facility in Dilley, Texas, also had to be opened.

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