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Action Alert to End Family Detention Once and for All

Last Friday, Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California ruled that current U.S. Read more >

Ending Mass Incarceration, But Not for Immigrants: A Tale of Two Policies

While the critical subject of a runaway U.S. criminal justice system is gaining momentum toward reforms, the Obama Administration is vigorously defending the mass detention of non-U.S. citizens, including the detention of women and children. Read more >

Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children Detained by U.S.

A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. Read more >

Homeland Security admits border drone goals were “unattainable”

Initial goals for border drones were “unattainable”, the senior aviation official for Homeland Security told a congressional committee on Tuesday. Responding to ongoing pressure from auditors, DHS acknowledged that it must provide hard evidence that drones are the most efficient tool for border security. Read more >

Immigration and crime

In recent weeks, there has been an upsurge in controversy over crime committed by immigrants, sparked by a recent murder in San Francisco, and by presidential candidate Donald Trump’s exploitation of the issue. Read more >

S.F. immigrant advocates call for 'sober' dialogue in wake of killing

Each speaker reiterated an undisputed fact: The fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Embarcadero is a tragedy.
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Obama’s immigration orders face dim outlook at federal court

The Obama administration faces an uphill battle on Friday when it seeks to convince a panel of federal judges to let the president’s executive actions on immigration take effect. 

The same two Republican-appointed judges who denied an earlier administration attempt to lift a hold on Obama’s immigration actions will hear arguments at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. 
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Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program’s Impact

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Advocates push to end detention of illegal LGBT immigrants -- and then all illegal immigrants

When he was 12, Branndon Gonzalez’s parents put his belongings in a big plastic bag outside their house and changed the locks. The young transgender, born a girl nicknamed Auxi, left that home and, later, his country, El Salvador. Read more >

Geo Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor of Immigrant Detainees Moves Forward

Update below: In a move that could have resounding consequences for corrections practices and the for-profit prison industry in particular, a Denver federal judge has refused to dismiss a laws Read more >