Magdolyn Kawas joined thousands of other demonstrators. Her message was about the importance of keeping families together.
Tag: immigrant detention
A new report argues that immigration enforcement is a kind of legal violence inflicted upon immigrants and their families. Erwin de Leon says it hurts the nation as a whole.
U.S. immigration authorities have been using the city’s criminal justice system to funnel tens of thousands of immigrants into deportation, where 91 percent of those detained lost their cases.
Record numbers of immigrants are being detained and deported under President Obama’s get-tough immigration enforcement policy. Listen to a podcast of journalists and activists discussing disturbing abuses in the detention system.
Feet in 2 Worlds is hosting a forum on immigrant detentions at The New School on Thursday, February 23, from 6-8 PM.
A heated exchange between the Bloomberg administration and its critics over federal access to immigrant inmates at the city’s Rikers Island prison.
The Story Line, a new crowdsourcing project is reaching out to immigrant detainees to get their stories heard on the web and to document abuses by the detention system.
Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union argue that immigrant detainees suffering with mental disabilities should be provided with a lawyer at no charge.
Activists in New York and other cities launch a campaign to ask the U.S. government to respect human rights in its immigration detention system.