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Immigration detention centers news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2021
The Violence of Latinx Erasure Starts With Undercounting Victims
The systematic deletion of Latinx people by government databases, media organizations, and Hollywood has enabled killer cops, inhumane immigration policies, and more.
May 14, 2021
Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front
The imprisonment of Iraqi refugee Omar Ameen and the prospect of humane redistribution of wealth show California both failing and aspiring to its political promise.
May 13, 2021
New York County Jails May Close Their Doors to ICE
The Dignity Not Detention Act mirrors legislative efforts to take on the rogue agency in states like Maryland and California.
May 13, 2021
‘It’s Like a Black Hole’: ICE Has Been Holding Kids in Indefinite Detention
The agency has sent an unknown number of teenagers to juvenile jails and won’t tell anyone why.
March 24, 2021
Black Immigrants Matter
In immigration, as in policing, every arm of the US incarceration and deportation machine brings down a hefty amount of its weight onto the backs of Black people.
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March 19, 2021
Border State Voters Support Humane Immigration Reform
A poll of Arizona voters shows that, unlike their elected officials, they care more about policy than congressional procedure.
March 8, 2021
The Long Shadow of Family Separation
For families separated at the border, the trauma remains even after being reunited.
Maritza Lizeth Félix
March 3, 2021
Trump Made His ‘American Carnage’ Fever Dream True
In the US, 500,000 people are dead, but the toll is higher and Covid is but one measure of public health.
February 26, 2021
It’s Still Time to Abolish ICE
There has never been a better moment to move past enforcement-focused immigration strategies.
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
December 17, 2020
How Homeland Security Blurs Jurisdictions
Fusion centers were established after 9/11 to facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism intelligence among different agencies.