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Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been crowing over its record number of deportations, it's suspiciously mum when it comes to the record number of detainees that still languish in mismanaged detention facilities.

Weekly Diaspora: Immigrants Abused, Denied Social Services in Broken Immigration System

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After decades of misguided policies and patchwork practices, the high human costs of our disordered...

Weekly Diaspora: Will $600 Million Border Security Bill Target Innocents?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant forces have adeptly shaped the ongoing immigration debate into an issue of crime and...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Crusade Continues

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Though Arizona's SB 1070 went into effect without its most controversial provisions, the legislation'...

From My Family to Yours: Immigrant Youth Shout Out

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

This week thousands of children will gather in small and large cities in the United States and Mexico to ask Congress to push immigration reform forward and keep families together.

Race, The Prince of Persia, CNN and Trevor

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

This Memorial Day week-end our youngest asked us to go see the Prince of Persia. He loves the Prince of Persia Legos his father bought him (He says t...

Amnesty International Urges Action on Sri Lankan Detention Camps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Sri Lankan government declared victory back in May when they defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers....

America's Broken Immigration System

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Our tone deaf reliance on the private sectors to perform public functions without an enforceable system of regulations has produced an abusive system depriving individuals of basic rights.

Putting Kids In Jail For Profit

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

In Pennsylvania they caught two judges jailing kids for profit. I think it would be a good idea to look into all situations of people of all ages being sentenced to any privately-run facility.