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IIRAIRA at 20: Still Punitive and Unequal

Sarah B Horton | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Sarah B Horton

Co-authored by Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz and Sarah Horton (bios below) Today marks the 20th anniversary of an immigration bill that has irrevocably damaged...

Ending The Laws That Fuel Mass Detention and Deportation

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

For the last fifteen years, IIRIRA has filled detention beds, fueled a booming business industry, and torn men and women from their families and communities, with no clear gains to public safety. After years of wasted taxpayer dollars and ruined lives, we need to end mandatory detention and deportation.

The Deportation Regime

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene M. Roberts

Freedom of movement, the ability to cross borders, to create a new life in an adopted homeland is a goal to which many aspire - and even achieve. Imm...

Transfers Imminent as Varick Street Immigration Detention Center Set to Close

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to close its 300-bed facility at Varick Street in Manhattan is of great concern to immigrant rights advocates.

Protestors Agitated, ICE Responded - and a Haitian Immigrant is Released from Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene M. Roberts

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status - and suspension of deportation - would be granted to Haitian ...

The Faces of Detention and Deportation: Jean Murat Montrevil

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Instead of expending its resources to deport immigrants like Jean Murat Montrevil, ICE should exercise its discretion to grant Deferred Action.

The Least of These: Family Detention in America

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Given the financial and other challenges of housing families in detention centers, Obama should consider more 'civil' alternatives available, such as releasing families into the community.

Time to De-ICE the Department of Corrections

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Dora Schriro, the new commissioner of corrections for New York City, should fight to remove Immigrations and Customs Enforcement from New York City's jails.