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Families for Freedom

New York City Can Do Better to Protect All Immigrants

Abraham Paulos | Posted 02.05.2014 | New York
Abraham Paulos

New York City should be a leader in drawing a bright line between the criminal legal system and the civil immigration system.

Comprehensive Immigration Bill Does Nothing For Our Families

Abraham Paulos | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Abraham Paulos

Standing on the tears, hearts, and hopes of our families, we want reform with justice, not a bargain with politicians that promises provisional status in exchange for a police state that exploits the detention and destruction of our families.

Michael McLaughlin

Report: Border Guards Rewarded With Gift Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.31.2013 | Crime

The lure of bonus pay and extra vacation time perhaps drove border patrol agents in western New York to arrest hundreds of people that were in the cou...

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 ...

Torn Apart by Deportation, Families Struggle to Stay Together

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

Families are being torn apart by deportation at the treacherous intersection of immigration enforcement and the criminal justice system.

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.