“Enforcement First” Policy Based on Fear, Not Facts

Photo courtesy of Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons A common thread connecting the messages of many anti-immigration reform supporters is the notion that the US-Mexico border is a porous, lawless no man’s land through which criminals and terrorists freely flow. This underlines a policy position commonly held by elected officials,…
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The Detrimental – But Conquerable – Effects of Undocumented Status on Women & Children

The current protocol for treatment in American immigrant detention centers takes a toll on people’s lives and mental health.  Women, in particular, are often exposed to sexual harassment and exploitation, and there are also many instances of suicide among women in such physically and emotionally trying circumstances. Detaining children and family detention in general has…
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