Karnes in the News

It’s Detention if People Are in ICE Custody, No Matter How the Agency Rebrands It – Latino Rebels, February 26, 2021

Family Battles ICE For The Same Reason They Fled Their Home: They’re Muslim – Huff Post, February 20, 2021

Texas detention facility becomes staging ground for expulsions of migrant families with children – CBS News, October 29,2020

Migrant family detained in San Antonio hotel moved to detention center – SA Express News, July 26, 2020

11 Immigrants In A Detention Center For Families Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Buzzfeed, June 25, 2020

Family Separation 2.0: “You aren’t going to separate me from my only child.” – Amnesty International, May 21, 2020

Judge declines to release detained immigrant families, for now – Politico, March 30, 2020

U.S. judge widens order, urging ICE to release migrant families with young children in coronavirus outbreak – Washington Post, March 30, 2020

Lawsuit: ICE family detention in Pa. is a ‘tinderbox’ due to COVID-19 – The Philadelphia Tribune, March 23, 2020

Suit seeks release of immigrant families due to virus risk – Politico, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus concerns trigger lawsuit aimed at freeing migrant families from detention centers – The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 22, 2020

Calls for Trump administration to release migrants from detention increase amid COVID-19 pandemic – Texas Tribune, March 20, 2020

An Immigrant Has Killed Himself In An ICE Family Detention Facility – Buzzfeed News, March 19, 2020

Texas: man dies by apparent suicide at ICE family detention center – The Guardian, March 19, 2020

How Is COVID-19 Impacting the Immigration System? – Texas Observer, March 28, 2020

Women With Brain Tumors, Breast Cysts, Say ICE Denies Them Proper Medical Care – HuffPost, December 12, 2019

More Than 700 Women Have Disappeared From A Texas ICE Detention Center And Their Lawyers Don’t Know Where They Are – Mitú, October 10, 2019

ICE Moved 700 Women Out Of A Detention Center And Won’t Tell Lawyers Where They Are – HuffPost, October 10, 2019

Women Are Being Denied Cancer Treatment, Psychiatric Help At ICE Detention Center – HuffPost, September 30, 2019

In Another Dangerous Attack On Migrants, ICE Is Denying Women Lifesaving Medical Care At This Texas Facility – Mitú, September 30, 2019

A look inside the facilities where migrant families are detained – PBS, August 26, 2019

An ICE detention center wants a doctor who will follow orders. That’s unethical. – Washington Post, July 23, 2019

Lawsuit Claims GEO Guards Illegally Separated 13 Fathers And Sons – Texas Public Radio, May 29, 2019

Despite Trump Touting Border Crisis, Immigrant Family Detention Center Goes Unused – KTLA, April 19, 2019

Denuncian que ICE le niega indebidamente a migrantes el acceso a abogados gratuitos – Univision (Translation: “It is denounced that ICE improperly denies migrants access to free attorneys”), May 10, 2019

Decenas de bebés permanecen en centros de detención de ICE – Telemundo (Translation: “Dozens of babies remain in ICE detention centers”), March 1, 2019

Reunited Families Grow Desperate In Texas Family Detention Centers – Texas Public Radio, October 24, 2018

‘We are going to die from sadness’: the fathers and sons reunited behind bars – The Guardian, October 15, 2018

Immigrants in Texas are being subjected to deadly levels of pollution – Quartz, September 13, 2018

Horror at TX Detention Center: ICE Guards Separate Fathers & Sons After They Had Just Been Reunited – Democracy Now, August 20, 2018

Must Reads: ‘Killed me little by little.’ Family detention left lasting scars for one mother and son – Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2018

As Immigration Officers Trick People To Sign Deportation Orders, These Detainees Are Peacefully Fighting Back– Mitú, August 2, 2018

500 detained fathers and sons to go on strike after being separated – The Guardian, August 1, 2018

‘He relives it all again’: the lasting impact of detention on immigrant children – The Guardian, July 6, 2018

DETAINED, THEN VIOLATED: 1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE. – The Intercept, April 11, 2018

Texas Detention Centers Violate Federal Law Against Holding Minors – Texas Public Radio, June 1, 2017

Mother Locked In Family Detention Attempts Suicide To Free Her Kids – HuffPost, May 26, 2017


Prison company struggles to get license to hold children – AP News, April 20, 2017

Karnes For-Profit Detention Center Bans Children From Playing with Crayons – Democracy Now, November 18, 2016

Righting the Wrong: Why Detention of Asylum-Seeking Mothers and Children in America Must End Now – Tahirih Justice Center, October 28, 2015

Ex-worker at Karnes immigrant detention center says she saw unethical behavior – Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2015

Denuncian abuso sexual de inmigrantes – Telemundo Chicago (Translation: “Lawsuit on sexual abuse of immigrants”), October 20, 2014

Madre migrante intenta suicidarse en Karnes – Univision (Translation “Migrant mother attempts suicide in Karnes”), June 15, 2015

Private Prison Company Sued For Allegedly Putting Hunger-Striking Moms In Solitary Confinement – HuffPost, April 24, 2015

Detainees Strike for Freedom – The Austin Chronicle, April 17, 2015

Some Hunger-Striking Mothers Were Put In Isolation At Karnes Immigrant Detention Center, Lawyers Say – HuffPost, April 2, 2015

Songs Of Protest And Symbols Of Hope, As Protestors Rally At Under-Fire Detention Center – Texas Public Radio, October 13, 2014

Women allege sexual abuse at Texas immigrant detention center – CNN, October 4, 2014

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