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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

A group of former detainees says the system borders on modern-day slavery. They are challenging it in federal court and have won the right to sue the Denver-area detention center’s operator on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held there over a decade. Read more >

Federal prosecutors inaugurate ‘express’ deportations

Until recently, foreign nationals convicted of a crime in federal court were told that immigration authorities would put them in deportation proceedings upon completion of their prison terms.

Not anymore. Read more >

Border Patrol arrests 4 Mexicans at humanitarian-aid group's Arivaca camp

Border Patrol agents served a warrant and arrested four people at a No More Deaths camp in Arivaca, Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday night. The four are Mexican nationals arrested for immigration violations, the agency said. Read more >

NYC Pension Funds Made a $48 Million Statement About Private Prisons

In the final divestment announcement last week, the comptroller’s office cited reputational risks (poor conditions, high rates of violence, improper staffing levels, inmate abuse and other human rights concerns), legal risks (lawsuits stemming from human rights abuses can lead to high payouts, making private prison companies less profitable) Read more >

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Trump gets another travel ban defeat — and the clock is ticking

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Hawaii judge’s ruling barring Donald Trump’s travel ban — which would prevent all entries from six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days, and nearly all refugee admissions for 120 days — from going into effect on Monday. Read more >

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Stand with Refugees

Stand with Refugees

Join NNIRR and so many others this week to urge support for refugees, in advance of World Refugee Day on June 20. 
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