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A group of immigrant rights lawyers say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government’s claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that their detention doesn’t violate a longstanding ban. In a filing Thursday to California U.S. […]

Hundreds of immigrant families remained locked up and in limbo this week after attorneys for the Obama administration resisted a judge’s order concerning the increasingly controversial family detention system the attorneys appear determined to defend. The administration’s latest response came after U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles in […]

WASHINGTON — Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling’s momentum to kill the practice entirely. Immigration attorneys filed on Tuesday for multiple immigrant women and children to be immediately released from detention facilities without bond. In […]

A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly […]