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One notorious detention center for unaccompanied immigrant children has shuttered. But the only way to ensure safety and dignity for all immigrant children is to insist on the abolition of detention.
As violence soars in Mexico, a controversial policy to crack down on crime is disproportionately affecting low-income individuals without improving public safety.
At least six children have died in ICE custody in the past year. As draconian immigration policy grows ever-more inhumane, we can only expect the suffering to increase.
The Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility set the stage institutionally and legally for Trump’s family separation policies on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Beyond pronouncements of “sanctuary,” cities and states can protect the immigrant community by guaranteeing legal representation to all—no matter their immigration status.
In the wake of the election, thousands of Haitians, Central Americans, and African asylum-seekers remain in limbo on the U.S.-Mexico border.
A growing coalition of worker and immigration activists are demanding that President Obama issue a general pardon for immigration status infractions.
Beyond trying to fix the migrant detention regime with incremental reforms, migrant rights’ activists should demand the detention regime be scrapped all together.
The number of migrants in detention has risen exponentially in the past two decades, under both Republican and Democratic administrations.