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Why Beijing Fears Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Alim A. Seytoff

Since Xi Jinping became China's new president more than a year ago, questioning or criticizing Chinese Communist Party rule has become an extremely risky business for academics, scholars and lawyers in China.

Down The Deportation Rabbit Hole

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

As the Migration Policy Institute report demonstrates, our Alice in Wonderland detention and deportation system preceded President Obama. But that doesn't mean President Obama is powerless to end the madness.

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

As Congress Moves to Dismantle Immigration Reform, We Will Continue Our Fight to Defend Migrant Rights

Michelle Brané | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Brané

The Women's Refugee Commission is encouraged by President Obama's recent call to review enforcement procedures. We have long advocated for DHS to reform its immigration custody and deportation policies and have made numerous concrete and practical recommendations

Hares Boys Anniversary Still Worries Global Activists

Elischia Fludd | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Elischia Fludd

March 15 was the one-year anniversary of the arrest and detention of five Palestinian boys from Hares accused of attempted murder by way of stone throwing. The Hares Boys are a symbol of oppressed youth under occupation rule.

Time to Move from Secrecy to Accountability at Guantanamo

Andrea Gittleman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Andrea Gittleman

Hiding problems never solves them. Transparency about past and present abuses is necessary to address victims' needs and prevent such acts from happening again.

Why Is the Federal Government Orphaning Children?

Gordon Whitman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

It is still the case that less than 15 percent of immigration detentions are of people who pose a threat to public safety, the people ICE says it is prioritizing. The consequence for American families is devastating

Hundreds of Immigrants Are Wrongfully Detained Inside the Inhumane El Paso Detention Center

Ju Hong | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Ju Hong

The president should hear the message loud and clear now: deportations need to stop, and he has the power to do it.

Comprehensive Immigration Bill Does Nothing For Our Families

Abraham Paulos | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Abraham Paulos

Standing on the tears, hearts, and hopes of our families, we want reform with justice, not a bargain with politicians that promises provisional status in exchange for a police state that exploits the detention and destruction of our families.

'Bargain' on Immigration Would Feed Prison Profits

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The supposed grand bargain of the immigration reform bill is shaping up to be a lucrative deal for prisons. As a compromise between "border security" ...

'Alternatives' To Detention For Immigrants

Colorlines | Posted 04.19.2013 | Latino Voices

The immigration reform bill introduced this week in the Senate would significantly expand immigration enforcement programs on the border and in the U....

Involuntary Treatment: The Invisible Health Care Crisis

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Shantha Rau Barriga

Imagine being taken to the hospital by a family member against your will, put in a solitary cell and forced to sleep, eat and defecate in the same 4x4 space. For many people with mental disabilities around the world, this is a familiar scenario.

Congress and DHS Can Learn From the Sequestration Threat: The Time for Alternatives to Detention Is Now

Michelle Brané | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Brané

The reality is that this is the right time to be questioning how we will pay for maintaining over 34,000 immigration detention beds at an average cost of $164 per night during a fiscal crisis, which is threatening to shut down critical components of Defense and Homeland Security.

Jan Brewer Blasts Administration For Releasing Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), like several other Republicans, went after President Barack Obama on Wednesday for the decision by Immigration and Custom...

Fix the Immigration Detention System

Donald Kerwin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

Detention reform would be cost-effective, but more importantly it would reduce the vulnerability of men and women who are cut off, alone, and exposed to perhaps the most historically troubled feature of our nation's immigration regime.

Immigration Reform: Don't Leave Women and Children Behind

Michelle Brané | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Michelle Brané

When I met Luz at an immigration detention facility in rural Pennsylvania, she was desperate to see her one-year-old son. Luz was about to be deported back to Ecuador with her teenage son, but she didn't want to leave without her baby, who, unlike the rest of the family, was a U.S. citizen.

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats: Immigration System 'Is Not Fair'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will call for fixing what they call "unnecessarily punitive" aspects of the immigration...

And the Verdict Is... a Better Life

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When Andre got off the juvenile court bus at a suburban school, the privileged students there were shocked at what they saw. He and his eight fellow juvenile offenders were wearing neckties. Some of these nine students had been violent criminals, some not.

2012 in Film: Good Films You Probably Missed in Theaters

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

And so begins my annual 'films of 2012' list round-up, where I try to do more than merely compile the '10 best and 10 worst' of the year. It's often just as much fun to talk about films somewhere in the middle, the underrated gems, the hidden gems, and the overrated would-be critical darlings.

ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Mandatory Immigration Lock-Up

Michael Tan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Michael Tan

We are challenging the federal government's policy of locking up immigrants in deportation proceedings without any chance for release on bail, even when they have strong arguments that they have a right to continue living in America.

With the Death of Adnan Latif, So Must Come the Death of Guantanamo

Suzanne Nossel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Suzanne Nossel

The U.S. justice system should be used to end unlawful detentions at Guantánamo, with those held being charged and tried in federal court, or released to countries that will respect their human rights. At Guantánamo, Latif waited for more than ten years for justice.

The FBI Lurking Behind Every Corner

Anthony Gregory | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

The Bureau's involvement should not surprise anyone familiar with its long record of infiltrating fringe political groups to disrupt them, entrap activists, elicit violence, and generally make trouble.

Elise Foley

Record-High Court Backlogs Keep Immigrants In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Pongo, a 32-year-old immigrant from Ghana, was released from detention earlier this month after 16 months -- or about 487 days -- a...

How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Richmond High's Youth Court attempts to adjudicate minor student offenses to avoid harsher discipline. By: Robyn Gee Sus...

Community Service To Wipe Away School Suspensions

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.22.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Recent data from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights shows that black and Latino students are much more likely to...