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Operation Streamline

The Department Of Justice Will Still Rely On Private Prisons In A Big Way

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics

The Department of Justice made a landmark decision last week when it announced it would direct the Bureau of Prisons to let its contracts with private...

I Was Sentenced for 'Crimes' that Stopped Operation Streamline

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 07.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

My name is Gabriel Schivone. I'm an educator at the University of Arizona, specifically a learning tutor. I help students find the right words to convey the meaning of what they want to say. When I think of why I locked myself down to that bus that day, I think of family

McCain's Efforts to Criminally Prosecute Migrants Make No Sense

Isabel Garcia | Posted 06.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Isabel Garcia

Senate Resolution 104 ignores the tremendous multiple costs of Operation Streamline and other programs that prosecute immigrants as criminals. Our country is better served by rededicating our energies to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform.

On Trial for Stopping Operation Streamline

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 05.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

Operation Streamline is all about besmirching migrants as criminals instead of processing their cases through civil or administrative immigration courts, as in the past.

Who's Afraid of Too Much Justice?

Megan Quattlebaum | Posted 08.03.2014 | Crime
Megan Quattlebaum

if we have revised our view of what constitutes a just sentence for a drug offense, then we cannot and should not justify continuing to incarcerate 51,141 people under an old, rejected understanding. We should never be afraid of too much justice.

Roque Planas

Here's An Immigrant Imprisonment Program That Obama Could Stop Without Congress | Roque Planas | Posted 06.03.2014 | Latino Voices

Last month, in the face of growing pressure from immigrant rights activists, Hispanic politicians and Democratic allies, President Barack Obama ordere...

Detainees Sentenced In Seconds In ‘Streamline' Justice On Border

The New York Times | Fernanda Santos | Posted 02.12.2014 | Latino Voices

TUCSON — “My record is 30 minutes,” Magistrate Judge Bernardo P. Velasco of Federal District Court here said one afternoon, describing the speed...

No Jail Time For Detainees At Center Of Deportation Protest

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

The roughly 70 immigrant detainees traveling in the two buses blocked by immigration activists in Tucson on Friday have been deported, the Arizona Dai...

Activists Stop Deportations, Literally

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Roughly two dozen activists stopped two buses in Tucson carrying detained undocumented immigrants Friday as a protest against the federal immigration ...

How The Immigration Bill Would Put More Stress On Overburdened Courts

Perla Trevizo | Arizona Daily Star | Posted 09.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Courts in the Southwest are pushed to their limits to handle all the immigration cases that come their way now — and that could get a lot worse with...

Immigration Bill Would Triple Budget For Prison-Pipeline Program

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2013 | Latino Voices

The comprehensive immigration bill passed in June by the Senate is a 1,197-page doorstop filled with little-known provisions, like a new policy to enc...

U.S. Must End War on Immigrants and Addiction to Private Prisons as Well

Bob Libal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Bob Libal

If the government is serious about reducing the federal prison population, it must end its reliance on for-profit prisons and repeal costly programs that have made immigrants the fastest growing part of the federal prison population.

Border Mayor Slams Feds

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.24.2013 | Latino Voices

Mayor of Nogales Arturo Garino slammed a program aimed at prosecuting undocumented immigrants during an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. In...

Immigration Enforcement Program Protested

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Activists in Arizona called attention on Tuesday to one part of the immigration system they say needs fixing. Immigrant rights advocates gathered ...

Immigration Reform Must End, Not Expand, Operation Streamline

Bob Libal | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bob Libal

It's time to end this country's failed border militarization policy. A good first step is repealing Operation Streamline and ending the criminalization of migration.