Immigration


Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Wooten says authorities denied COVID-19 tests to immigrants, performed questionable hysterectomies and shredded records in a complaint filed to the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
DHS Announces Investigation into Claims of ICE Detainees Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

A whistleblower reported earlier this week that immigrant women detained at a Georgia detention center were being forced to undergo unnecessary gynecological procedures without their consent.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.

The writer, a student at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, says she's telling her story so eligible voters will appreciate the import of their vote this fall.
I’m Not Eligible to Vote. That’s Why I Work To Make Sure Others Do.

An immigrant living in NC says her father is the only family member eligible to vote, so she makes sure others know what’s at stake.

For This Trans Salvadoran Woman, Voting for the First Time Affirms Her Identity

Alexa Elizabeth Rodriguez is a first-time voter in the 2020 presidential election. She’s been waiting for this moment for ten years.

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These Young Arizona Immigrants Can’t Vote. But They’re Helping Others Do So This Fall.

A group of undocumented youth are working to get 25,000 people to the polls to vote in the November election — because they can't.

President Trump on the South Lawn.
Trump Says People Should Immigrate to the U.S. Legally. He’s Made It Nearly Impossible.

The process for legal immigration to the United States is far more difficult and slower than it was before Trump took office.

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Shocking New Docuseries Highlights ICE’s Many Abuses. Will It Be Enough to Wake People Up?

Will the docuseries 'Immigration Nation' spur the U.S. to end ICE's human rights abuses and demand immigration policy change?