What does 1.9 million deportations look like?

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Rethink Immigration: Excessive Enforcement Put in Perspective

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Chicago City Council Vote Renews Commitment to Being a Welcoming City and Protects Public Safety

September 12, 2012

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These Lives Matter: Collaboration and Success in a Joint Federal Defender-Immigration Case

The U.S. government’s criminalization of immigrants has marooned thousands of men and women in the quagmire where criminal and immigration laws meet. For this latest post in NIJC’s These Lives Matter series, two members of NIJC’s legal staff and a federal defender in Texas tell the story of how they are working together to help a hardworking father keep his green card.

Borders: Lines in the Sand of Legality and Morality

Reposted from Global Vantage


Just over one year ago, the U.S. government tried to deport Carlos and Rafael Robles. Thanks to their courage to speak out, a supportive community who stepped forward to help, a team of lawyers who advocated with the government, and the intervention of U.S.

U.S. Citizen Sues FBI and DHS for Unlawful Imprisonment Due to Secure Communities

July 3, 2012

A U.S. citizen wrongly imprisoned for two months as a result of the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program filed a lawsuit today against the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for violating his rights under the Privacy Act.

Supreme Court Relied on Data Tinged by Racial Profiling to Justify Arizona’s “Papers Please” Law

As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigrant law this week, it declined to make a final decision regarding the constitutionality of a provision that requires police to detain an arrested individual until they can establish the person’s immigration status. Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority of the Court, recognized that police officers may resort to racial profiling to carry out this part of the law, which has been dubbed the “papers please” provision, but said that Arizona should have an opportunity to implement the law in a constitutional way.

No Hubo Victoria para Arizona: NIJC Pide al Presidente Obama y al Congreso que Actúen Rápidamente para Proteger a las Familias Inmigrantes

June 25, 2012


El Centro Nacional de Justicia Para Inmigrantes de Heartland Alliance (NIJC) esta complacido que tres provisiones que claramente son inconstitucionales de la ley de inmigración de Arizona, SB 1070, fueron rechazadas hoy por la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos. Pero, la Corte efectivamente fallo a favor de la  legalidad de la cuarta provisión de la ley de Arizona que ya está siendo cuestionada en otros juzgados.

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