In June and July 2023, the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center hosted students from the CCAI studying immigration detention law and policy. The students worked directly with people detained in ICE custody in New Mexico, including engaging in direct casework and large-scale advocacy to expose human rights and due process violations at the facilities. They released their findings in a report entitled “The Myth of ‘Non-Punitive’ Immigration Detention: Inhumane Conditions, Due Process Violations, and Inhumanity in New Mexico’s ICE Detention Facilities.”

A concrete detention facility surrounded by fencing, barbed wire, and barren desert.