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OIG Reports on S-comm Miss the Point

On Friday, April 6th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released two reports that ultimately missed the point in addressing key concerns presented by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) in a request for an OIG investigation into the flawed and controversial "Secure Communities" deportation program.

Lofgren's request for an investigation came at the heels of massive outcry by grassroots groups and communities nationally due to the rampant rights violations and abuses caused by the detention & deportation dragnet. Read more >

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Black Migration and Immigration—Two Sides of the Same Coin

Ostrich In-depth: 11 Immigration and Health Issues of 2011

[Posted Dec. 30, 2011] Read more >

New Resources: Immigration, Immigrant Communities and the 2012 Elections

With the general election now less than a month away, media coverage on the impact of the "immigrant vote" is escalating, while on the ground, community-based groups have ramped up their education and outreach. Read more >

NNIRR Commentary - Obama’s Executive Action Is a Historic Step – But We Need Fairness and Justice for All

Stop Detentions and Deportations, Roll Back Militarization of the Border Read more >

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Here's to Justice in 2013

As we close out 2012, we ask that you join NNIRR in making 2013 a banner year for immigrant justice -- a year in which the rights of immigrants grow and are validated in fair, genuine, humane immigration reforms. Read more >

Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Arizona's racial profiling, anti-immigrant law SB 1070 on April 25, 2012 and is expected to make a decision mid-late June about whether or not it will uphold the four key provisions of the law that were blocked by the lower courts.  Read more >

Community Victory! Mark Gomes freed from ICE detention, reunited with family

At 10:30am on Friday, February 3rd, I got a call from a colleague with news that Mark Gomes, a Bangladeshi man who was detained in Georgia, had been released from ICE custody and was on his way home to his family in North Carolina.  Read more >