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My Experience With The Broken Immigration System

Ricky Walters | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Ricky Walters

While the Immigration and Naturalization Service, now known as the Department of Homeland Security, was trying to deport me, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was arranging an exhibit honoring my contributions to hip-hop culture and society at large.

Homeland Security Secretary Johnson: Stop Detaining Our Promising Youth

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Secretary Johnson, as a student who recently received my diploma, I call on you today to allow students like Wildin to finish their high school education while their cases for asylum and their appeal processes play out.

Forget About Calling A Lawyer Or Anyone At All If You're In An Immigration Detention Facility

Julia Harumi Mass | Posted 06.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Julia Harumi Mass

Thanks to Mr. Lyon's lawsuit, detained immigrants will finally be able to work on securing the documents and support they need, rather than grasping at a lifeline that is always just beyond their reach.

Students Want Their Classmate Released From Immigrant Detention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wildin David Guillen Acosta wants to graduate high school. He said earlier this month that he thought he might be able to pull it off th...

Here’s Why Atlanta Is One Of The Worst Places To Be An Undocumented Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

ATLANTA -- After immigration agents picked up 336 undocumented immigrants -- many of them Central American teenagers who came to the U.S. as unaccompa...

Bernie Sanders Says It's 'Time To Shut Down' Pennsylvania Family Immigrant Detention Center

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

The fight to shut down a controversial family immigrant detention center in Pennsylvania received high-profile support on Thursday from Democratic pre...

Lawsuit Aims To Keep Immigrants From Being Stuck In Detention Because They Can't Afford Bond

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

Some asylum-seekers and immigrants in deportation proceedings are granted bond to leave detention while they seek relief to stay in the U.S. -- someth...

Mexican Nationals Say They Were Deported Without Their IDs, Money And Possessions

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

Twenty-six Mexican nationals say the U.S. government deported them without their identification, money, cell phones and other possessions, putting the...

These Immigrants Died In Government Custody, And That Could Have Been Prevented

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Pablo Gracida-Conte had reported problems with vomiting, nausea and chest pains during his 142 days in immigrant custody in 2011, according to a gover...

Why Hillary Clinton's Argument For Keeping Children From Coming To The U.S. Doesn't Work

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

During a spat with presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over what to do with thousands of migrant children fleeing Central America, Hillary ...

Message to Bernie: Be More Creative In Effort to Win Iowa Latino Vote

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Bernie has pulled out all the stops in an effort to court Latinos, but many are still unfamiliar with the left-leaning democratic socialist. If he wishes to solidify his support among Latinos, Bernie must broaden his definition of "political revolution"

Obama Facing Party Flare-Up Over Deportation Raids Hours Before State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama comes to Congress on Tuesday for the State of the Union, he'll be facing a bit of insurrection within his ow...

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, e...

Question for Bernie: ¿Dónde Está Mi Revolución?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It is baffling, and that is putting it mildly, that Bernie and his advisers have been so obtuse when it comes to crafting a viable media strategy designed to showcase the notion of political revolution front and center.

Asylum Seekers Detained in Aurora

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jessie Ulibarri

I was shaken out of my holiday bliss when I received a call from a concerned constituent about a group of seventeen aspiring Americans being detained at a for-profit prison, GEO, located in Aurora, CO, just outside of my district.

They've Lived Their Lives As Americans, But They Can Still Be Deported

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

Like most Americans, Adam Crapser is eager to avoid any kind of run-in with the law. The difference for Crapser is that based on a few wrong moves, he...

Detained Immigrant Women Claim Retaliation For Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

A hunger strike at a Texas immigrant detention center for women has swelled from 27 women to potentially hundreds, and three ringleaders have faced re...

Pennsylvania Warns Family Immigrant Detention Center: Change Policies Or Lose Your License

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

One of the three facilities that detains immigrant families in the United States will not be allowed to expand and could lose its license to operate f...

Are Criminal Justice Reforms and Immigration Policy at Odds?

Marisa Franco | Posted 10.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisa Franco

There is a clear and troubling pattern where policy reforms in the criminal justice system do not extend to immigrants in the criminal justice or immigration enforcement systems. The glaring question is: why not?

'Sanctuary Cities' Bill on Senate Floor Is Unsafe and Unwise

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.

Immigration Activists Renew Focus On Local Battles After National Disappointments

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The immigration reform movement has had a disheartening year. Activists succeeded in persuading President Barack Obama to expand deporta...

President Obama: Release Jewish Homeschooling Family Imprisoned in the United States

Christina Fialho | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Christina Fialho

The Albrecht family's story reads like a Kafka novel, but begins with an e-mail from former Bay Watch actress Alexandra Paul.

Activists Want To Know Why An ICE Officer Is Back At Work After Fatal Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Black Voices

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer who fatally shot a young black man while serving an arrest warrant in April returned to duty after ...

Critics See Chance To End Family Immigrant Detention Entirely

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling's momentum to kill t...

Family Immigrant Detention Ruling Already Having A 'Groundbreaking' Effect For Women And Children

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following a court ruling on Friday that ...