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The Case Against the Roberts Court
Guns and Gun Control
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Immigration detention centers
September 24, 2015
How Pope Francis Vindicated the Immigrant Rights Movement
By framing immigration as a moral challenge, rather than a criminal one, activists say the pope reinforced much of the work they are doing to challenge dehumanizing rhetoric.
August 12, 2015
Former Peace Corps Volunteers to John Kerry: Stop Sending Military Aid to the Dominican Republic
Their letter arrives as international groups once more fail to prompt US action on the violation of human rights.
August 10, 2015
This Honduran Mother Fled Death Threats—Only to Be Locked Up in the US
Migrant families are being held for months in inhumane detention centers, just for fleeing violence at home.
July 27, 2015
Are You Haitian?
American media upped its coverage of the Dominican Republic’s internment and deportation practices, but the repression of Haitians continues.
June 26, 2015
‘The Ghosts of 1937 Are Warning Us’
The past feels dangerously present as deportation and silence devastate Haitian life in the Dominican Republic.
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June 23, 2015
The True Story of a Texas Prison Riot
And how our rush to lock up immigrants has overwhelmed the federal prison system.
Seth Freed Wessler
June 15, 2015
Concentration Camps in the Dominican Republic?
With mass deportations looming, Dominicans of Haitian descent live in constant fear of detainment.
February 24, 2015
A 2-Day Revolt at a Texas Private Prison Reveals Everything That’s Wrong with Criminalizing Immigration
The uprising puts the spotlight on the cozy relationship between private prison corporations and the nation’s immigration enforcement machinery.
September 30, 2014
Who Profits From Plans to Lock Up More Immigrant Families? Private Prison Companies
Human rights groups are alarmed by the administration’s proposal to dramatically expand family detention for undocumented women and children.
August 13, 2014
The US Keeps 34,000 Immigrants in Detention Each Day Simply to Meet a Quota
It’s time for Congress to eliminate the immigrant detention mandate.
Robert M. Morgenthau