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Welcome to Stewart Detention Center, the Black Hole of America's Immigration System

At Stewart, roughly 1,700 men wait to find out whether they'll be deported from the United States. Chances are, they will be.


Why Are Shorten and Turnbull's Refugee Policies So Frustratingly Similar?

You might think it's because people are racist. You're right, but it's also because politicians are appealing to a handful of important swing seats—and those guys are really racist.


A Letter Signed by 600 Detainees on Manus Island Pleads for Their Assisted Suicide

I asked its author what the hell is going on over there.


The Number of Ways in Which Australia Has Failed Female Refugees Is Staggering

We need to decide if we're actually going to do something about systemic violence against women, or just act like it.


Why Was it So Hard For Us To Help the Syrian Refugees?

We eventually did the right thing, but with a profound reluctance that will not be forgotten.


We Asked a Refugee About His Life on Manus Island

Detainees who are granted refugee status are now living in temporary housing, where they're able to look for work. An Iranian man named Reza Mollagholipour explains how this is going.


Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers

Australia's new Border Protection Act will make it a lot harder to disclose criminal activity within the country's detention centers.