What's going on with the Border Patrol?

Insufficient training and little public oversight have led to problems, including violence against migrants. Read more >

Marco Rubio's "Belly-Flop" on the DREAM Act: A Modern 3/5 Compromise?

DHS Expands Controversial Secure Communities Program

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Groups hope to improve health care for children of immigrants

Though immigrants in Franklin County and across the state have expressed concern with receiving adequate health care in the wake of Alabama’s new immigration law, many pediatricians contend caring for children should be the number one priority, despite documentation status. Read more >

New Bedford Ceremony Recalls Immigration Raid

Correction: United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Massachusets (UIA) is not formally a member of NNIRR, but collaborate on human rights abuse documentation with NNIRR's HURRICANE initiative. Read more >

Court blocks more parts of Alabama immigration law


(Reuters) - An appeals court ordered the state of Alabama on Thursday to stop enforcing additional parts of its controversial new immigration law, pending review of a federal challenge to the measure that is considered the toughest in the nation. Read more >

Immigration enforcement program to be shut down

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies' immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration holds on them. Read more >

Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our ‘Humane’ Immigration Jails

Sam Kitching, a soft-spoken, round old man dressed in civilian clothes who works for the Sheriff’s department at the Baker County Jail put his hand on my shoulder and, addressing me as “young man,” said, “It’s very important that you be careful in there. They might have AIDS and might try to grab your hand and push something into it.”

“AIDS?” I ask.

“They could,” he said. “These men can be dangerous.”

A younger man dressed in a tight, dark green Sheriff’s uniform unlatched the door into one of the pods that holds several dozen federal immigration detainees. Read more >

A Broken, Dangerous System

Published: December 4, 2011

After reports of chronic abuses — of detainees beaten and sometimes left to die of untreated injuries and illness — the Obama administration in 2009 vowed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration detention system, the sprawling patchwork of prisons and prison-like institutions that confines nearly 400,000 people a year as they await deportation or asylum. Read more >