Tag: ICE

Immigrant Rights Workers Released on Bond From ICE Detention

Two migrant workers arrested by immigration officers in Homewood last month were released on bond Wednesday following fund-raising and petition drives by Adelante Alabama Worker Center.

Marcos Baltazar, a member of the Adelante board of directors, and his son, Juan, 18, spent the month in detention facilities at the Etowah County Jail in Gadsden and in Jena, La.

Both facilities have been cited by human rights groups for their inhumane treatment of detainees, said Reysha Swanson of Adelante, a non-profit organization based in Hoover that unites migrant workers and their families. Read more.

Read BirminghamWatch’s coverage on the Etowah Detention Center and immigration:

Alabama Site for Detained Immigrants Has History of Abuse Charges, Efforts to Close It

Man Without a Country’ Describes Conditions at Gadsden Detention Center

Lawyers: Major Changes Happening in How Law Is Applied to Immigrants

Immigration Rights Worker and Son Detained by ICE