Behind the Doors of Immigrant Detention

The first room in the former warehouse, now a detention center, is a waiting area where visitors check in and wait to see whether they will be allowed to visit a detainee.

Security screening is similar to that at an airport checkpoint. Visitors must show identification and leave belongings in a locker. No phones. No pictures. No recording of any kind.

"This one is actually nice. She is helpful," a local volunteer who regularly visits detainees tells me about the security official standing behind the window. Above the window: "United We Stand."

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By: VOA - 4 days ago

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