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China summons U.S. envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington’s behest and demanded Washington cancel …


Russian man who had been detained by immigration authorities has died in Tacoma

A Russian asylum seeker who was previously held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma has died, the Pierce County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Trump administration to detain families longer despite court

The White Houseon Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government …


Idaho judge scolds deputies for illegal detention

A northern Idaho judge scolded sheriff’s deputies after a man was held at gunpoint for having a loud muffler and driving slightly more than the speed limit.


Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were …


Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for cover-up

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown both call for end to immigrant family separation policy

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she was working to bring legislation to the House of Representatives’ floor that would address both the detention issue and other immigration reforms. Her Democratic …


Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case

An Israeli court has extended the arrests of a media tycoon and a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated in a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant.


4th immigrant teen in custody says U.S. preventing abortion

A fourth pregnant immigrant teenager in federal custody is telling a judge that the Trump administration is preventing her from having an abortion.


Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

An Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government’s transfer of two strategic Red …


Supreme Court weighs case on detention of immigrants

The Supreme Court wrestled for a second time Tuesday with whether the government can indefinitely detain certain immigrants it is considering deporting without providing a hearing.


Idaho jail eyed as federal site for immigration detainees

The Jerome County Jail in south-central Idaho would be an ideal location to house immigration detainees and could eventually be used for immigration hearings, federal officials said.


Hundreds protest immigration detention contract in Idaho

Protesters in south-central Idaho say a pending contract that would allow federal authorities to use a local jail as an immigration detention facility will spread fear throughout the region’s Hispanic …


Father of freed American student says son was ‘brutalized’ by North Korean captors

The father of an American college student released by North Korea and now hospitalized in a coma says his son was “brutalized” by his captors.


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children …


Hungary blasted for rule detaining refugees in containers

Hungary adopted tough new rules on Tuesday allowing authorities to detain all asylum seekers, including women and children fleeing war and poverty, in border camps built from shipping containers. Human …


3-year-old held alone in immigration detention

A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador was held for several days at a Pennsylvania family detention center without his mother, said the mother and boy’s attorney.


Hong Kong bookseller recounts detention in mainland China

One of the five Hong Kong booksellers whose disappearances sparked international concern said Thursday he spent months confined in a room under constant surveillance by mainland Chinese authorities, who interrogated …


Amy Goodman: Honduran student’s detention is senseless

Many high school students get detention for refusing to study. Wildin is stuck in permanent detention, and he has to fight for his right to study.


SERVING GOOD TIME

A new initiative started by East Valley High School to allow students to do community service instead of detention time is the first of its kind in the Valley. The …