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Senate Immigration Bill Is Not a Clear Victory for Immigrant Communities

Alisa Wellek | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Alisa Wellek

The final Senate vote on the immigration bill has just been cast. This is a historic moment for the United States, but there remain serious problems with this flawed bill as it stands today.

Senate Immigration Amendment's Gang Provisions Enforce Guilt by Association and Not Conviction

Angie Junck | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Angie Junck

Under these provisions, youth of color will be unfairly and disproportionately impacted by this amendment because of how they look or dress, and where they live.

On Securing Communities in New York

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Coming soon to a nabe near you: the Secure Communities program, courtesy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But introduction and implementati...

Supreme Court Affirms That Defense Attorneys Must Advise Clients About Deportation Consequences

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

The Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Padilla v. Kentucky when it held that criminal defense attorneys must advise clients about the immigration consequences of pleading guilty.

Minor Infractions: Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Immigrants With Low-Level Possession Offenses

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

One week from today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder which can potentially impact countless legal immigrants and asylum seekers.