Far from being the “alternative to detention” it’s sold as, e-carceration is booming right alongside a growing number of immigrant detention beds.
A vision for a transformative budget for U.S. immigration.
Over the span of 20 years, spending on ICE and CBP more than doubled alongside steady growth in other forms of militarized spending.
The U.S. has relied for far too long on a false equation of military might and higher military spending with security.
Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States.
The new administration has made some welcome changes, but Biden isn’t living up to all his promises — especially on detention.
To fully address profit-driven punishment, the Biden administration will need to take aim at every tendril of the private prison industry — including immigration detention centers.
Those who make it to the United States will face wretched conditions living in the shadows, even as they form the backbone of the U.S. economy.
Federal forces deployed in American cities is indeed cause for alarm. But we should also ask what these agents have been doing at the border and beyond.
With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we’re exporting Trump-era cruelty too.
Imagine running away from a lion all your life — that’s how 11 million undocumented immigrants feel today, and it takes a toll on their mental health.