The doctor told Rewire.News that as recently as March, a woman in USMS custody experienced birth complications exacerbated by a delay in care “the patient asked for over and over again."
Pregnant asylum seekers in Texas are held in federal custody and must sometimes endure life-threatening circumstances, according to one advocate, because of the way the United States has chosen to criminalize those seeking asylum.
“It’s never been that Black people don’t want to take care of themselves; it’s about not being able to afford to."
Rewire.News compiled some of the most inhumane administrative actions both defended and executed by Nielsen while serving in her role as secretary of DHS.
The answer appears to be nothing.
Even as California lawmakers try to protect undocumented people against the president's draconian anti-immigrant policies, state law enforcement officials are striving to be "politically aligned with Trump and ICE."
Documents obtained by Rewire.News through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that immigration enforcement officials reached out to the federal agency tasked with naturalizations and immigration services to confirm an appointment with a sanctuary leader prior to taking him into custody at the agency's field office.
In part two of an investigation of abuse allegations at the T. Don Hutto detention center, Rewire.News partnered with Latino USA to examine the nuts and bolts of a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit and how the process can fail survivors of sexual assault.
Over a ten-month period, Rewire.News partnered with Latino USA to dig into the case of one woman's alleged sexual abuse. What we learned through a FOIA request raised questions about internal investigations at immigration facilities and the safety of thousands of detained immigrants.
"We cannot stop ICE from operating in our cities, but we can and must speak out against these raids which destabilize neighborhoods, traumatize children, hurt many innocent people, and create distrust of law enforcement," the mayors of seven North Carolina cities hard-hit by ICE agents said in a joint statement Thursday.
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