Immigrant Suicide at Eloy Raises Safety Issues

August 16 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

National Public Radio aired a Latino USA segment earlier this year that recounted the journey of 31-year-old Jose de Jesus Deniz Sahagun from Mexico to the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, where he died by choking on a sock that he shoved down his own throat. Deniz Sahagun’s death, among an unusually high number of … Continue reading “Immigrant Suicide at Eloy Raises Safety Issues”

Solitary Confinement: Eloy Detention Center and Beyond

August 15 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Reporters for The Verge received hundreds of logs from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through a Freedom of Information Act request, which detailed the usage of solitary confinement at three privately-run immigration detention centers. These detention facilities include two facilities run by CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) in Lumpkin, Georgia, and Eloy, Arizona, as … Continue reading “Solitary Confinement: Eloy Detention Center and Beyond”

What Exactly is a Sanctuary City?

August 15 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Sanctuary cities and immigration are currently at the forefront of national conversation in 2017. New policies released by the Trump Administration have sought to support immigration enforcement and punish any local governments that refuse to comply with federal authorities. Although these orders have been largely halted by the courts, understanding what a sanctuary city is … Continue reading “What Exactly is a Sanctuary City?”

Arizona: The Costs of Immigration Detention

August 14 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Graduate students at Arizona State University have published an in-depth report about true costs of immigration detention in the state of Arizona, as well as the changing face of immigrants in the state of Arizona. The report centers on the infamous Eloy Detention Center, a privately-run immigration detention facility that saw 14 detainee deaths between … Continue reading “Arizona: The Costs of Immigration Detention”

Volunteers Visit Eloy Detention Center

August 13 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

According to a Cronkite News Report, various volunteers from all backgrounds have come together to visit detainees at Eloy Detention Center. The privately-owned detention center located 65 miles southeast of Phoenix has been the source of constant controversy, mostly over reports of substandard medical and mental health care, as well as the fact that there … Continue reading “Volunteers Visit Eloy Detention Center”

Substandard Medical Care at Immigration Detention Centers

August 12 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Research from Human Rights Watch shows that far too many deaths have occurred to inmates at immigration detention centers, many of which are run by private, for-profit, prison companies who contract with the federal government to operate these facilities. Investigation into these deaths by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have found that several aspects of … Continue reading “Substandard Medical Care at Immigration Detention Centers”

What Documents Should I Carry (and Not Carry) With Me?

August 11 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Whether you are a naturalized U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national on a visa, or an immigrant with no legal status, there is certain paperwork that you should carry with you at all times. Amidst the Trump administration’s widespread actions to detain undocumented immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials may attempt … Continue reading “What Documents Should I Carry (and Not Carry) With Me?”

Necessary Steps to Take for Undocumented Parents

August 10 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

As we have repeatedly mentioned in recent blog posts, it appears that prior immigration enforcement policies put into place during the Obama administration are no longer in effect. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents increasingly are leaving no stone unturned in order to arrest as many undocumented immigrants as possible, with no regard to their … Continue reading “Necessary Steps to Take for Undocumented Parents”

Man Granted 30-Day Reprieve From Removal to Guatemala

August 09 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

A 51-year-old married father of four children from Derby, Connecticut was granted a 30-day reprieve while immigration officials further reviewed his case. Just hours from being placed on a 4:00 a.m. plane from New York to his native Central America, Luis Barrios was able to return to his Connecticut home, at least temporarily, as well … Continue reading “Man Granted 30-Day Reprieve From Removal to Guatemala”

Man Detained for One Month Set Free by ICE

August 08 , 2017  |  Landerholm Immigration Law

Back in March, Dominican Republic native, husband, and father of four, Leandro Arriaga, was on his way to an appointment at an immigration office with his wife when he was arrested and detained in the Suffolk County House of Corrections by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Arriaga was in the process of gaining citizenship through … Continue reading “Man Detained for One Month Set Free by ICE”

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