Immigration Enforcement


Swift Release for Detained Migrants

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took a step in the right direction last month when he announced “substantial changes” in how the department treats migrant families taken into custody along the southern bor Read more >

Obama administration scales back deportations in policy shift

[NNIRR note: We have grave concerns about this so-called shift, that will heighten border enforcement and increase criminalization of immigrants re-entering the country to re-unite with families.] The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials. Read more >

Migrants still die crossing the US border, and our own policies are to blame

Imagine: You are an immigrant family, waiting to hear that family members have crossed the border safely to join you in America. You receive a call, with bad reception, that your loved one is lost or injured, lacking food and water on a trek that can last two grueling weeks. Then their phone loses power.  Read more >

Trans women may now be held in women’s facilities, immigration officials say

U.S. immigration officials on Monday announced transgender detainees will for the first time be able to be housed in detention facilities that match their gender identity. Read more >

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