Over 30,000 people are housed within detention centers across the United States and last year, over 276,000 immigrants were deported.
Since the American government has failed to comprehensively reform the failed immigration system, it has placed pressure on ICE to ramp up its deportation activities. This is being played out in the rash of recent raids terrorizing communities.
Among the many prisons where immigrant families are housed is the T. Don Hutto “residential center”. Many families (including women, children and infants) are subjected to inhumane conditions during detention. Check out this video from The Real News Network detailing detention and its impact thousands of families and their loved ones.