Following Solitary Voices, US Senator Richard Blumenthal has called the immigration agency’s use of solitary confinement “inhumane” and “un-American.”

Locked for weeks or months in isolation cells, mentally ill and other vulnerable detainees from around the world are plagued by anxiety, anger, depression and suicidal impulses.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists analyzed more than 8,400 records describing the placement of immigrant detainees in solitary confinement in facilities operated by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Homeland Security official spent years pushing to stop the isolation of mentally ill and other vulnerable detainees. Now she is going public for the first time.

Allowing the owners of shell companies to hide their identities from United States authorities constitutes a “significant loophole” in the country’s ability to tackle money laundering and illicit financing, a senior FBI official.

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