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A Portrait of the High Cost of Deportation

On December 12th, 2017 The Guardian published a heartbreaking portrait of a woman who was deported from the United States after living in Los Angeles County for more than 25 years. Luz María Hernández, originally from Guerrero, Mexico, a southern state that has been rocked by violence related to the drug trade, was detained by…

Are California Immigration Facilities Failing and Ill Equipped?

Recently, the Los Angeles Times filed a disturbing story on California’s failing immigration detention facilities. There are very serious questions being raised about how immigrants are being treated within these facilities. This is a big problem in both California and all around the United States. As the Trump Administration aggressively seeks to detain more and…

Is School a Safe Zone?

Through both offhand remarks and his official statements, President Donald Trump has repeatedly asserted that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be far more aggressive under his watch. For undocumented immigrants and their families, this has resulted in very tense times, as there are serious questions over when and where ICE agents can conduct…

Catch & Release: What Does it Mean?

‘Catch and release’ is the colloquial (slang) name of a long-time U.S. immigration enforcement protocol. Essentially, the policy simply allows those who have been accused of immigration violations to be released in the interim period while they are waiting to go before an immigration judge. Politically, catch and release has become an extremely controversial issue.…

The U.S. President’s First 100 Days in Office

A presidential term lasts for 1466 days, but no point of any presidency is more important than the first 100 days. Historically, a highly disproportionate amount of a domestic legislation is passed during this period. Essentially, this is the president’s ‘honeymoon period’, when their influence is typically the highest. The concept of the ‘first 100…

Donald Trump’s Views on Immigration

  On July 21st, 2016, Donald Trump officially became the presidential nominee of the Republican party. After defeating rivals that included Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Trump was nominated at the GOP convention in Cleveland. Trump has made headlines on many different issues throughout this campaign, including…