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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...

27 Hilarious Detention Slips

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy

Everybody gets in trouble at school at least once. They're just kids after all. Sometimes, though, a student earns detention for something so bizarre ...

Elise Foley

ICE Director: 'Draconion' To Suspending Program Under Investigation For Racial Profiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said Thursday that the agency has no plans to suspend a controversial program t...

Elise Foley

No Conviction, No Freedom: Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a...

Immigration, Deportation and States' Rights: What Martha Taught Me

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

I am proud to live in a country where the rule of law and federal immigration preeminence enshrined in the constitution are tools to undo what legislatures in Alabama, South Carolina, and elsewhere have tried to do when politicizing and polarizing the immigration issue.

Promises, Promises: President Obama's NDAA Signing Statement

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Back when he was a candidate, then-Senator Obama criticized President George W. Bush for his frequent reliance on signing statements to circumvent Congressional intent. What a difference executive power makes.

Why I Voted Against the National Defense Authorization Act

Al Franken | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Al Franken

Yesterday was the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, and the passage of a bill provisions that are inconsistent with the liberties and freedoms that are at the core of the system our Founders established wasn't the way to mark its birthday.

Controversial Defense Bill Moves Towards Obama's Desk

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a massive $662 billion defense bill Thursday after months of wrangling over how to handle captured terrorist suspec...

UN Refugee Agency Applauds U.S. Government's Pledges

Charity Tooze | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Charity Tooze

Secretary Clinton's attendance at the conference is testament to the United States' leadership and commitment to protection of and humanitarian assistance to refugees, stateless, and other vulnerable people worldwide.

NYC 'Terror' Suspect Out-Geneva's Manhattan DA

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

And as long as the U.S. remains "at war" either literally or rhetorically, either directly or by proxy, we will continue to present our infrastructure as legitimate targets to our adversaries. If we want to be safe, we have to end the wars!

One AIDS March That Should End

Joe Amon | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Something is seriously rotten when "education" centers operating as forced labor camps organize AIDS marches under slogans calling for an end to prejudice against people living with HIV.

Let's Not Give up on Immigration Detention Reform Quite Yet

Michelle Brané | Posted 12.09.2011 | Latino Voices
Michelle Brané

But this is the wrong approach. The reality is that change is hard. It comes in ebbs and flows, and some days it does seem that we are wasting our time. But we cannot forget that we have made some very important accomplishments, even if there is a long way to go.

National Cashew Day: More Than Nuts

Joe Amon | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Vietnam advertises itself as a tourist paradise and low-cost hub for manufacturing. But unless the government ends the torture and forced labor of drug users in the name of "treatment," it may be equally well known as well as the source of "blood cashews."

When Shackling Pregnant Women Is OK

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

When lockdowns, detention, and "enhanced coercive interrogation techniques" become everyday words, we are preparing children to accept as normal a world in which shackling pregnant women is ok.

Night Raids: For Afghan Civilians, the Costs May Outweigh the Benefits

Erica Gaston | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

While individual night raids are unquestionably effective at getting insurgent leaders, the larger costs of night raids may outweigh the benefits.

Taking Responsibility for Torture in Afghanistan

Chris Rogers | Posted 11.09.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

There are no easy solutions to the detention dilemmas of international forces in a country where torture by the host government is widespread.

The Silent Majority: China's Other Lawyers

John Wagner Givens | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

We must remember that for every Chinese lawyer whose abduction or detention is reported, thousands of lawyers are challenging the state in myriad unreported ways.

Ai Weiwei: Artist, Dissident and ... Tax Evader?

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

If Ai Weiwei is determined to be a "personnel directly in charge" of the Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd. he could potentially be criminally and economically liable.

Immigration Detention: The Golden Goose for Private Prisons

Amnesty International | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Imprisoning immigrants should not be a golden goose for private corporations,

Europe's Boogey Man: Nomadic Migration Part 3

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Thousands of panicked Libyans are heading across the Mediterranean. But what happens once these desperate visitors are released in places like Malta in the midst of anti-immigrant fervor?

Chris Dodd: MPAA's Man for All Seasons?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Chris Dodd is reportedly in negotiations to be the next president of the Motion Picture Association of America, a lucrative lobbying spot to protect and promote the interests of Tinseltown.

The F Word: Media Miss the Al Jazeera Story

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard. As ...

The Arab Pinochet Has Left the Scene

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

Like Pinochet, Ben Ali traded civil and human rights for economic development -- and lost.