Detention Uncategorized

ICE Half-Truths Online

When Jay Johnson-Castro speaks about “occult” and “secret” immigrant detentions, we present as exhibit A an online list of “Immigration Detention Faciltities” posted at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Website. Not listed are the T. Don Hutto prison in Taylor, Texas or the Rollings Plains prison in Haskell, Texas. How many more detention centers are there, and why doesn’t ICE list them all?

An archive of the page is preserved here:

Immigration Detention Facilities

Strengthening the nation’s capacity to detain and remove criminal
and other deportable aliens is a key component of the
comprehensive strategy to deter illegal immigration and protect
public safety. Detention and removal of illegal aliens
is a priority of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
This commitment has been backed by significant resources
devoted to detention and removal efforts.

DRO secures bed space in detention facilities, and monitors these
facilities for compliance with national Detention Standards. The
standards specify the living conditions appropriate for detainees.
These standards have been collated and published in the Detention
Operations Manual (Detention Standards)
. This manual provides uniform policies and procedures concerning the treatment of individuals detained by ICE.

For information on services relating to but not under the direct jurisdiction of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, please contact the following:

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is an agency within the Department of Justice (DOJ). Its primary mission is to preside over immigration cases in an attentive and timely manner. These cases involve detained aliens, criminal aliens, and aliens seeking asylum as a form of relief from removal. EOIR ensures the standards of due process and fair treatment for all parties involved.

For information about a matter in an Immigration Court administered by EOIR or informaton about each of its offices, visit EOIR’s Web site at You may also call its electronic information system at 1 (800) 898-7180.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). USCIS is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization arbitration functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities including ruling on immigration visa petitions, naturalization petitions, asylum and refugee applications, cases performed at the service centers and all other mediation.

You may call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) toll-free for automated information and live assistance concerning immigration services and benefits at 1 (800) 375-5283. The TTY number is: 1 (800) 767-1833. You may also visit its Web site at where you can find out the status of your case, find out how to post a bond for an alien in detention, download forms, learn about detainee rights, learn how to file forms and more.

For information about a matter before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) you may contact BIA at (703) 605-1007. Its menu of automated options includes:

  • Appeals and motions;
  • Transcripts and briefs;
  • Board decisions and stays of deportation; and
  • Change of address.

Alphabetical List of
Detention Facilities

Located in

Aguadilla Service
Processing Center

Puerto Rico

Aurora Contract
Detention Facility


Buffalo Federal
Detention Center

New York

El Centro Service
Processing Center


Elizabeth Contract
Detention Facility

New Jersey

El Paso Service
Processing Center


Eloy Contract
Detention Facility


Florence Service
Processing Center


Houston Contract
Detention Facility


Krome Service
Processing Center


Laredo Contract
Detention Facility


Queens Contract
Detention Facility

New York

Port Isabel Service
Processing Center


San Diego Contract
Detention Facility


San Pedro Service
Processing Center


Tacoma Contract
Detention Facility


By mopress

Writer, Editor, Educator, Lifelong Student

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