15 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Shameless Exploitation of A Tragedy In San Francisco

  Crossposted from Medium The tragic death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco, allegedly at the hands of an undocumented immigrant, has conservatives gleefully trying to vilify all immigrants as criminals, and liberal politicians scrambling for cover by trying to roll back hard-fought local sanctuary city protections that keep immigrant families together. The mainstream media […]

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02 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

ICE Releases Woefully Inadequate Transgender Guidance

Crossposted from Medium – Advancing Justice | AAJC Responding to grassroots pressure from advocates, and mounting criticismfrom congressional leaders such as Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unveiled an 18-page memorandum for the care of transgender immigrants in detention this week. While these guidelines are a step in the right direction and long […]

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24 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

NIYA Youth Infiltrate Broward Detention Center

Over the course of the last month, as the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, we have been working hard to infiltrate into select detention centers around the country to see what is really happening. On June 17th, 2011, President Obama, through ICE director John Morton, issued a memorandum outlining his administration’s enforcement priorities. These priorities specifically […]

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19 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

“The Right Thing To Do”

Crossposted at Huffington Post President Obama took a stand last Friday to stop deporting certain young people from the United States and allow them the right to live and work here. Behind his pronouncement was a simple idea – that deferred action for a certain class of young people was “the right thing to do.” But he didn’t arrive […]

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20 June 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Report Back From AILA On Secure Communities and the New Prosecutorial Discretion Memo

At the Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference in San Diego, I had the great pleasure of attending some Open Sessions with officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and Customs and Border Patrol. Earlier, David Leopard, the outgoing AILA President, had given Assistant ICE Director John […]

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