August 17, 2018

What started as a few cases of chicken pox among immigrant detainees at the Victorville federal prison has now spread, with as many as half those held there under quarantine.

The union representing prison officers says there's not enough staff, including health car...

August 14, 2018

At a recent know-your-rights gathering in the Victorville prison, nearly 40 people who met with Meeth Soni, co-legal director at Immigrant Defenders Law Center, were Sikh. All of them, she said, were told they could not wear their turbans or kara — allegations that are...

"On August 1, the American Civil Liberties Union, along with the Prison Law Office in Berkeley, California, and the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center in Denver, filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, which enumerated allegations of egregious conditi...

"At the downtown office of Immigrant Defenders Law Center, referrals began pouring in by phone and email two weeks ago. So far they’ve heard of 35 families that were recently reunited in Texas and are headed to Los Angeles. 'We’ve been building our capacity to receive...

"Of 1,607 parents eligible to be reunited with their children, the filing said, 719 have final orders of deportation, meaning they could be removed from the country as soon as they are reunited. Those parents may have to choose between bringing their child back to a vi...

July 15, 2018

Separated father and son are reunited at LAX. "These families are in for the fight of their lives," said Immigrant Defenders Law Center executive director Lindsay Toczylowski. 

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Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times

July 11, 2018

"It is illegal to bar people seeking asylum from our ports of entry, but we have effectively done just that. It is illegal to penalize asylum seekers, but we have criminally prosecuted them for “illegal” entry and violated their rights to due process by taking away the...

July 10, 2018


Hermelindo Che Coc fue separado de su hijo de 6 años en mayo en Texas. Los abogados del inmigrante dijeron que las autoridades no siguieron el debido proceso y no le permitieron solicitar asilo.

Hermelindo Che Coc was separated from his 6 year old son in in Texas. His...

July 10, 2018

Hermelindo Che Coc came from Guatemala in late May to seek asylum with his son, Jefferson Che Pop, his attorneys said. His son was taken from him with little explanation, he said, and sent to a shelter in New York.

" We’re going to do everything we can to reunite this f...