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National Immigrant Justice Center

Report: Human Rights Violated At Midwest Immigrant Detention Centers

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

A report released Monday by two Chicago-based human rights groups calls for the Obama administration to close three immigrant detention facilities the...

Deportation Roulette

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

It is understood that a legal permanent resident who has a brush with the law would be subject to the consequences - including deportation - based on ...

Immigration Detention Reform, One Year Later

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

The immigration detention system will be a "truly civil detention system," one aimed at safely and humanely holding people accused of civil immigratio...

Isolated in Detention: Legal Representation and Detained Immigrants

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

In a report released earlier today, the National Immigrant Justice Center found that the availability of affordable legal services for immigrant detainees is grossly inadequate.

Alternative Detention Resolution

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

For many aggrieved parties, the United Nations is a forum for resolving international disputes. But for Carlyle Leslie Owen Dale, a Jamaican immigran...

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.

Madoff's Chicago Effect

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Money manager Bernard Madoff is accused of duping investors out of $50 billion. And at least one Chicago-area agency is feeling the effect of the alle...