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Activists gather outside the Bergen County Jail to demand the release, not transfer, of detained immigrants at the facility. Photo: Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio for Documented

Activists at Bergen County Jail Protest Detainees Being Moved Out of State

Immigrant detainees at Bergen County Jail are set to be transferred to Batavia, New York, which is more than 330 miles away from their local families and lawyers.

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Family Detention Policy, Explained

Family detention is the practice of confining asylum seeker parents along with their children in detention facilities operated by USCIS.

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U.S. Citizen Files Lawsuit, Alleging He Was Held in Immigration Jail

Plus: Florida immigrant detention center faces complaints, and Hondurans in Texas prepare for the election back home

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Bill Letting Noncitizens Vote in NYC Poised for Passage

Plus: Vaccination rates lag in NY’s Haitian neighborhoods, and detained immigrants transferred from New Jersey to upstate New York