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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 ...

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.

The Faces of Detention and Deportation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One persistent question regarding individuals who are in detention and subject to deportation is, "What is the nature of their offenses?"

Summit Postscript: What Did Trinidad and Tobago Get?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

As the government of Trinidad and Tobago and Summit organizers keep score and compile their report card, let's be sure that the correct indices are used when measuring success.

Letter From Paris: The Cuban Dreamland

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

It is time for American policies toward Cuba to change, but I must admit when I left there, I could see the point of trying to hold Fidel's feet to the fire.

Is Obama Isolated in Latin America?

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

Obama needs to create his own Latin American working group that engages with its counterparts to the South in a permanent roundtable dialogue where no issues are off the table.

Obama To Trinidad For Summit Of The Americas

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Venturing into an unfamiliar region of the world, President Barack Obama made a splash on a stage of leaders from acro...

Summit Of The Americas: Obama Seeks New Relations; Chavez Seeks Mischief; Regional Leaders Seek Conviviality

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following his Thursday stop in Mexico, President Obama will head to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean for the 5th Summit of the Americas -- a meeti...

Trinidad: Walled Off Community Sparks Poverty Debate Ahead Of Americas Summit

Miami Herald | JACQUELINE CHARLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The residents of Beetham Gardens, a drab area of rundown government housing and relentless gang warfare, have been cut off...