political prisoners

Medical care in immigrant detention centers under fire

When 64-year-old Kamyar Samimi died in ICE custody, the agency issued a routine press release saying the preliminary cause of his death was cardiac arrest. It boasted about the nearly $200 million it had been spending annually on health care services for detainees, saying that "comprehensive medical care is provided from the moment detainees arrive and throughout the entirety of their stay."

Inside new Border Patrol tent facility for migrants in Texas

At the end of last year, nearly 3,000 children were being housed in rows of small brown tents on this site just a few yards from the southwest border with Mexico. The controversial temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors, which closed in January, was at the center of several protests. And the controversy wasn't confined to that one facility.

House Dems decry 'inhumane' conditions at Texas border

A group of more than a dozen House Democrats toured border detention facilities in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday, recounting "inhumane" conditions including overcrowded cells, rampant disease, and asylum seekers who had not washed or brushed their teeth for weeks.