Employees warned their bosses at the for-profit immigration jail not to accept detainee transfers pushed by ICE. The bosses went ahead anyway.
Over two-thirds of migrants locked up at a private ICE facility tested positive for COVID-19. “You don’t treat humans like this. You don’t treat dogs like this,” one detainee said.
The new Netflix miniseries “Stateless” sees Blanchett (also co-creator) take on Australia’s byzantine and cruel immigration system.
“In Plain Sight” features artists and activists skytyping powerful phrases above immigrant detention centers, former internment camps, borders, and incarceration facilities.
“Why do they wait for it? They can prevent it,” said William Zacarias Marroquìn.
The immigration agency’s policy change to focus on arresting “public-safety risks” doesn’t apply to the thousands it has locked up—who warn they’re in danger of a virus outbreak.
Thousands who fled war-like conditions now linger on the brink of survival near the banks of the Rio Grande. Neither Mexico nor the U.S. take responsibility.