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'Kafka's' Immigration Trials Spark State and National Response

Sara Warner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.

Immigration 'Court' Reform More About Justice Than Immigration

Sara Warner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama may have "delayed" his promise for major immigration reform to accommodate the politics of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, but there remains an opportunity for massive improvement to the immigration "court" system. The reason that such measures can gain consensus support is the same reason that "court" must be in quotation marks.

A Response to the Refugee Crisis That Is Consistent With American Values

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

The United States can help, but only if officials in the White House and Congress put politics aside and approach this refugee crisis with intelligence and bipartisan commitment. The practical reality is that tens of thousands of children have crossed the border into our country, and we owe it to them, and to ourselves, to treat them with the fairness, compassion, and due process.

First and Foremost, Border-Children Crisis Is a Civil Courts Crisis

Sara Warner | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

When we cut courts funding, the criminal-court side of the system gets first call on resources -- it has all those pesky constitutional guarantees that prevent years of backlog. So civil courts get less and less.

Rejecting Obama's Deportation and Drug War Surge on Central American Kids

Leisy J. Abrego | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Leisy J. Abrego

This moral crisis demands our outrage. Alarmingly, the Obama administration misleads the public, describing a planned surge in detention and deportations, including a "fast track" to deport minors in crisis, as "humane."

17 Haunting Images That Remind Us Why We Can't Forget The World's Refugee Children

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

Each year on World Refugee Day, the world honors the courage and the resilience of millions of people across the globe who have been forced to flee fr...

'I Hope One Day He Will Be President'

Cheryl Hamilton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Hamilton

My hope is whichever candidate prevails in Kenya, the president will join world leaders to improve refugee child protection throughout Africa so refugee children can realize their fullest potential and no longer live in fear.