Premature Baby Found in Border Patrol Jail in Texas

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol station in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny baby, born prematurely, being held in detention instead of where she believes she should have been — a hospital neonatal unit.

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ICE Contractor Faces Suit Over ‘Inhumane’ Van Ride

A five-hour bus trip to bring immigrant detainees from Northern California to Bakersfield turned into a day-long ordeal, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday accusing a Homeland Security contractor of using a windowless van to transport the immigrants in suffocating heat that caused them to vomit and faint.

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Seventh Circuit Allows Indiana to Continue ICE Detainers

The Seventh Circuit on Thursday vacated a settlement between an Indiana sheriff’s office and the American Civil Liberties Union that prohibited cooperation with federal immigration authorities without a warrant, finding the state has standing to protect its interest in cooperating with immigration enforcement efforts.

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ICE Given Six Months to Identify Separated Families

Despite assurances from the Justice Department that immigration officials “as soon as possible” would identify immigrant families separated at the Mexican border nearly a year before the “zero tolerance” policy was announced, a federal judge on Thursday set a six-month deadline for the government to identify the families.

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