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The Bureau of Justice Statistics has suffered from years of poor funding and political interference by the Trump administration. Fixing it could be one of the most important tasks on Biden’s criminal justice reform agenda.
Feb 02, 2021
A Democratic president who politely listens to progressive rhetoric while failing to act on it is one who just watches the planet burn a little more slowly.
Nov 12, 2020
“This economy doesn’t work for everyone; it works for very, very few people,” Newman said.
Nov 03, 2020
Newman, who is running for a U.S. House seat, wants Medicare for all, green jobs, and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Oct 27, 2020
Organizations in New York City have stepped in to help families with funeral costs and related matters in communities hit hard by the disease, but their money and resources are strained.
Jul 15, 2020
People incarcerated in the Otay Mesa Detention Center decry crowded units and substandard medical care as COVID-19 tears through the facility.
May 06, 2020
Intentionally disqualifying millions of American citizens from much-needed stimulus funds during this unprecedented health crisis is both unnecessary and cruel.
Jane Lilly López
Apr 24, 2020
Lawyers, judges, and advocates for migrant children wonder what it will take to close all 69 immigration courts. ‘I hope that it won’t take a death, but I worry that it will,’ one lawyer said.
Apr 03, 2020
‘Continuing to maintain these youths in this hotbed of contagion poses an unconscionable and entirely preventable risk of harm,’ one lawsuit states.
Mar 30, 2020
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Dec 16, 2019
WJLA’s Kevin Lewis selectively reports on immigrants arrested for sex crimes to paint a misleading picture of violence in Montgomery County.
Adam H. Johnson
Oct 01, 2019
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Jun 28, 2019
Jose Montelongo-Morales challenged the jail’s immigration detainer policy. He and some of his family members were arrested months later.
Jun 18, 2019
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler’s office, which partners with immigration enforcement, faces jail deaths and a discrimination claim from a Legal Aid attorney.
Jun 11, 2019
In recent years, the number of people federally charged with smuggling and harboring has jumped nearly a third.
Apr 17, 2019
In the deep blue home of Beto O’Rourke, attorneys and advocates are questioning the county’s multi-million-dollar contract to detain migrants and refugees.
Mar 20, 2019
A Philadelphia-born man was detained by ICE and nearly deported. The agency’s mistake was caught, but the case exposes a new collaborative program that encourages jails to hold immigrants for ICE.
Mar 06, 2019
Advocates say Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern is an odd fit for the Bay Area, but mounting a challenge has proved daunting.
Kyle C. Barry
Feb 14, 2019
Migrants near Brownsville, Texas say that if they don't bribe Mexican officials they're stuck at the bottom of a list of people seeking refuge in the U.S. via international bridges.
Jan 25, 2019
As they wait for permission to cross into the U.S., migrants, including children and infants, sleep on concrete and under plastic tarps, exposing them to cold, wind, rain, and illness.
Jan 17, 2019
The president is drawing on two decades of bipartisan support for crackdowns on traffickers to secure support for his agenda at the border.
Melissa Gira Grant, Debbie Nathan
Jan 09, 2019
Trump didn’t start it, but we can end it.
Jan 03, 2019
SB 4 encourages officers to ask for the status of anyone they detain.
Dec 10, 2018
Attorneys for a Honduran woman are suing over the widespread jailhouse practice of honoring ICE requests to hold incarcerated immigrants for pickup.
Dec 03, 2018
In response, a new ‘Freedom Cities’ movement is rising to defend immigrants’ rights.
Nov 09, 2018
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins seeks a fourth term as critics blast him for a record that includes poor jail conditions, in-custody suicides, and the deaths of two young people at the hands of his deputies.
Oct 31, 2018
More than one dozen sheriffs support Measure 105 that would allow for cooperation with federal authorities even when an immigrant suspect has not been apprehended for any crime.
Oct 30, 2018
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office stands accused of violating immigrants’ rights and dismissing a shocking number of jail deaths.
Oct 23, 2018
Opposition to Operation Stonegarden, however, is spreading; one Arizona county just rejected over $1 million of its funds.
Oct 22, 2018
Josie and Clint talk with Alida Garcia, an attorney and advocate at FWD.us, about where immigration and criminal law increasingly overlap.
Josie Duffy Rice, Clint Smith
Sep 12, 2018
Immigrants are being deported while their cases are still pending, immigration attorneys say.
Sep 11, 2018
Local advocates are struggling with a new immigration memo that makes it more difficult to support these survivors.
Melissa Gira Grant
Aug 22, 2018
Under ‘Operation Streamline,’ Border Patrol has become responsible for the housing and transporting of immigrants.
Aug 14, 2018
Several candidates are vying to become Milwaukee Sheriff in the wake of Sheriff David Clarke's resignation last fall. But will they truly spurn his legacy of jail deaths and cooperation with ICE?
Aug 10, 2018
Their attorneys say the new video-teleconferencing policy is exacerbating backlogs and prolonging detention.
Jul 31, 2018
A community group met with the Bastrop County sheriff in an effort to build trust between the sheriff’s office and the immigrant community. Then, the sheriff ran a sting that led to more than one dozen arrestees being handed over to ICE.
New bail funds aren’t just getting immigrants out of detention—they’re helping them stay in the country permanently.
Jul 10, 2018
Defense attorneys say they’ll have only minutes to meet with their clients before the immigrants are convicted en masse.
Jul 06, 2018
Families are torn apart by the criminal justice system every day.
Josie Duffy Rice
Jun 28, 2018
Advocates decry court's shift to using teleconferencing for hearings.
Jun 27, 2018
'We have a reaction as mothers to what’s been going on.'
As a consequence, authorities are keeping them in cells for 22 to 23 hours a day, according to Oregon’s federal public defender.
George Joseph, Max Rivlin-Nadler
Jun 21, 2018
Public defenders say immigrants arrested under Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy are being denied their due process rights.
Jun 12, 2018
Josie Duffy Rice
May 07, 2018
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Melissa Gira Grant, Emma Whitford
Feb 22, 2018
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Melissa Gira Grant, Emma Whitford
Dec 15, 2017
Emma Whitford, Melissa Gira Grant
Nov 30, 2017
“The district court found this constitutionally permissible. It is not.”
Nov 02, 2017
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Edgar De Leon
Jun 30, 2017
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