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Deaths of Immigrants in U.S. Custody Expose Need for Reform

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The New York Times and the ACLU recently obtained documents proving that government officials systematically covered up malicious abuse that contributed to the deaths of 107 immigration detainees being held in federal custody since late 2003. Civil and human rights groups have long been concerned with the way immigration detention facilities are run and have … Read More

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Study Finds Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Boost U.S. Economy and Wages

Friday, January 8, 2010

Enactment of comprehensive immigration reform would boost the U.S. economy, generating an additional $1.5 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP) over 10 years and raising wages for both immigrant and native-born workers, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Council. The study, “Raising the Floor for American … Read More

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Far Reaching Immigration Bill Introduced in the House

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D. Ill., introduced a bill last week to reform the nation’s broken immigration system. The legislation includes provisions that would provide undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship and establish a commission to determine the future flow of workers into the United States. “Our nation’s immigration policies should be pro-family, pro-job and … Read More

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Reforming Immigration Enforcement to Better Protect Children and Families

Friday, November 20, 2009

Each year, tens of thousands of people enter the United States seeking refuge from poverty, war, political or religious persecution, or human rights abuses. Among the most vulnerable of these immigrants are children who enter the country without a parent.   In 2007, more than 8,000 unaccompanied children were held in U.S. custody, according to … Read More

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Immigration Detention System Violates Civil Rights

Monday, August 3, 2009

Over the past two decades, the U.S. immigrant detention system has fractured, exposing people to unjustified detainment and frequent violations of their civil and human rights.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) currently holds more than 30,000 immigrant detainees—nearly five times the number held in 1992.  According to “A Broken System,” a new report … Read More

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