It might seem impossible that U.S. citizens, including people born in this country, could be detained by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP). However, it's happened at airports and border crossings in the U.S. and even aboard a domestic flight.
Citizens who get arrested in the United States can often post bail in order to get out of jail. They then have to return for a court date, but they can spend the time waiting at home, rather than behind bars. This is a very common practice for most non-violent crimes.
In a heartbreaking testimony, a young mother explained why she is suing a detention facility after her toddler passed away.
On July 12, 2019, the government did something unusual: It announced that mass raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were about to take place over the weekend.
It's hard to be a child as your parents attempt to immigrate to the United States. Just how hard has recently been exposed, though, even for children who wind up in the custody of the U.S. government. Reports claim that they are being held in very poor conditions in many cases.
Immigration advocates are warning millions of undocumented immigrants to prepare to be deported following President Donald Trump's announcement that federal law enforcement authorities will begin deportation proceedings.
Louisiana once had the dubious distinction of being the number one state in the nation for incarceration. A pack of criminal justice reform bills signed in 2017 helped turn things around.
The number of inmates in Louisiana jails has dropped over the past few years, but their beds aren't empty.
U.S. officials have detained more than 2,500 pregnant women in the past three years, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, and the number has gone up steadily since changes to the immigration policy took effect in 2017.
Immigration law in the United States has been a complicated practice in recent decades. Disputes involving visiting families or work permits may be sorted out with little lost except time. But time can feel like an enemy if someone is detained due to their immigration status.