#deportation centers and #immigration is a global issue that needs more attention.

#deportation centers and #immigration is a global issue that needs more attention.

Fake housing crisis: From Bayview to Baltimore, public housing kept empty while thousands are un-housed

February 9, 2016

by Lisa ‘Tiny’ Gray-Garcia


Building after building, block after block from the Bayview to Baltimore and from Sunnydale to East Oakland, the last vestige of so-called public – that is, government owned – housing in the richest country in the world lie dormant. Boarded up, locked, gated and shut – each apartment equipped with two, three and four bedrooms, one or two bathrooms and full kitchens.


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U.S. Undermining Due Process Protections for Asylum Seekers

Even before the recent ICE raids on Central American families began last week, there were serious signs that the government was undermining due process and not providing asylum-seekers a meaningful opportunity to make their cases. Many of the violations were brought to the attention of the immigration agencies by the CARA Project and Human Rights First, through a formal letter to the Directors of USCIS and ICE, which called upon the Department of Homeland Security to halt the egregious due process violations taking place inside family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania.


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Court: Class Action Over Abusive Conditions in Tucson Detention Center Can Move Forward

A federal court in Tucson, Arizona held that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must answer allegations of horrific conditions experienced by individuals in Tucson Sector detention facilities (a.k.a. “hieleras”) along the southern border. In decisions handed down on January 11, the court decided that the case, Doe V. Johnson, may proceed as a class action (i.e., the court “certified” the class) and rejected the government’s motion to dismiss. CBP had strenuously urged the court to dismiss the case even before plaintiffs had the chance to prove their claims.



“At a minimum, . . . ‘an individual detained under civil process – like an individual accused but not convicted of a crime – cannot be subjected to conditions that ‘amount to punishment.’”

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US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths

Guardian investigation into consequences of Obama’s migration crackdown reveals US deportees have been murdered shortly after return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, with study saying as many as 83 killed since 2014

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Privatization and Policing “Black Colonies”: the Death of Alonzo Smith

Pan-African Community Action (PACA) convened a rally in Washington, D.C. Saturday to call for answers in the death of Alonzo Smith while in private police custody

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#Decolonize and stop the oppression

Immigrants Say They Suffered Abuse And Neglect At This California Detention Center

Ten men filed a complaint against an immigration detention center in California this week, alleging physical abuse, medical neglect, and retaliatory transfers while they were detainees.


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Protesters criticize excessive force by Border agents

NOGALES – Groups along the Border are protesting excessive force used by Border agents.


Richard Boren joined a small demonstration with the Border Patrol Victims Network near a port of entry in Nogales. It was organized to go along with a larger demonstration where a man was killed by Customs and Border Protection in San Diego.


“We’re here in solidarity to say that these agents have to be put on trial,” Boren said, “that there can’t be impunity for border patrol.”

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