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Video: Daughter of Deported Jordanian Immigrant Travels to Washington to Advocate for Reform

Magdolyn Kawas joined thousands of other demonstrators. Her message was about the importance of keeping families together.


Commentary: Legal Violence Against Immigrants and Their Families

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.

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The Devastating Results of Immigrant Detention and Deportation Practices in NYC

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.

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Forum Takes Critical Look at Immigrant Detentions

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.

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Watch the Fi2W Forum – The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights

Feet in 2 Worlds is hosting a forum on immigrant detentions at The New School on Thursday, February 23, from 6-8 PM.

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The Plight of LGBT Immigrant Detainees

Advocates and politicians are calling for a government investigation into the alleged abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants being held in detention centers.

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NYC Cooperation with ICE on Immigrant Detentions Angers Council Members

A heated exchange between the Bloomberg administration and its critics over federal access to immigrant inmates at the city’s Rikers Island prison.

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Lifting the Veil from the Immigrant Detention System

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.

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Mentally Disabled Languish in Immigrant 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.

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Activists Launch Campaign to Ask U.S. to Respect Immigrant Detainees’ Human Rights

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.