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Migrant detention center operators defend response to COVID-19 in facilities

BY: - July 14, 2020

The head of the private company that runs a migrant detention center in Eloy told a House panel Monday he is “immensely proud” of its operations, even as lawmakers questioned its response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Prosecutors drop cases against 4 AZ migrants who could face deportation proceedings

BY: - June 22, 2020

The four Arizona residents who were arrested by the Phoenix Police Department after a May demonstration and later taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t face any civil or criminal state charges, according to the Phoenix and Maricopa County prosecutors.  Roberto Cortes, 22; Máxima Guerrero, 30; Johan Montes Cuevas, 22; and Jesus […]

Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers

BY: - June 16, 2020

The Phoenix Police Department said “confusion on the paperwork process” led to felony charges for four Arizona residents after they were arrested following a May 30 protest denouncing the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

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COVID-19 cases increase after ICE assured judge of no suspected cases

BY: and - April 16, 2020

Three days after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claimed in court filings that there were no longer any active or suspected COVID-19 cases in an Arizona immigration detention facility, four more detainees there tested positive for the virus.

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Tensions skyrocket as COVID-19 fears grip Arizona detention center

BY: and - April 13, 2020

Rodrigo Martínez was certain he had a fever. Gasping for air, he said, felt like breathing pepper. It burned. 

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Arizona lawyers turned away from immigration detention centers

BY: - March 26, 2020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is turning away Arizona lawyers from immigration detention centers if they don’t comply with a new agency requirement to bring their own nitrile gloves, surgical mask or N95 respirators, and eye protection, according to the Arizona chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Correctional officers cite low pay as top reason for leaving

BY: - December 10, 2019

For the first time in two years, the Arizona Department of Corrections hired more correctional officers than it lost – but those who left cited low pay as a primary reason they took other jobs.