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ICE Inspector Finds “Egregious” Violations at Several Immigration Detention Facilities

According to reporting from PBS Newshour, an internal watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found very serious legal violations at several immigration detention facilities across the country — including at the Adelanto Detention Facility in San Bernardino County, California. In far too many cases, the health and safety of detainees are being put…

Report: Huge Differences in How Immigration Judges Handle Asylum Cases

There is a good reason that Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blindfold. As an allegorical representation of a fair, moral justice system, her blindfold serves to show us that justice must be objective. The blindfold represents the ideal of impartial justice. Our judges are tasked with applying the law in a fair manner, leaving…

Is ICE Retaliating Against Immigration Activists?

On March 16th, 2018, National Public Radio (NPR) published a disturbing story about immigration activists who are alleging that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been actively retaliating against immigration rights advocates around the country. According to the report, ICE has been aggressively targeting enforcement action against some high-profile undocumented immigrants and immigrant rights…

Orange County, California Is Backing Off Its Tough Immigration Stance

Southern California is known for being one of the friendliest regions in the United States for immigrants. As we have noted before, California has the most immigrants and the highest percentage of immigrants of any U.S. state. Additionally, the state has stood tall against the draconian actions of the Trump Administration by passing SB54, California’s…

Will the Drop of Immigrant Traffic Affect Our Economy?

During the 2016 campaign, now President Donald Trump repeatedly alluded to “the Wall”, his shorthand name for his general proposal to build a large impediment on our southern border in order to stop the flow of immigration traffic. After four months in office, President Trump has yet to make much, if any, real progress on…

Legal Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

Contrary to some popular misconceptions, undocumented immigrants are entitled to many constitutional protections. It is imperative that undocumented immigrants and their families fully understand these legal protections. While this has always been important, it has become especially so in this fraught political atmosphere in which many immigrant groups have been demonized by major political leaders.…