When it comes to U.S. Presidents and Deportations, Their Records Speak for Themselves

Since 2009, President Obama has deported more than 2.3 million people, nearly as many individuals as a century’s worth of presidents:


House Judiciary Committee’s Focus on Expanding Immigration Enforcement Contradicts Reality

February 3, 2015

Statement by Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

Newsweek: Report: Half of Federal Arrests Are on Immigration Charges

January 24, 2015

"Federal immigration arrests hit an all-time high of 85,458 in 2012 — and now account for half of all federal collars, according a new Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) analysis of the most recent data available." NIJC's Mark Flemming comments on this excessive criminalization in Newsweek. Read the article.


The Atlantic: My Brother Was Almost Deported

December 19, 2014

A non-violent misdemeanor from decades ago can be grounds for deporting lawful permanent residents of the United States. A reporter from The Atlantic uses his own brother's immigration case to explore how the immigration system often works against individuals who are fighting to stay in the U.S., including limited access to counsel, language barriers, detention, and overly harsh penalties for certain offenses. Read more.

International Business Times: Immigration Reform 2014: Sarah Saldaña Confirmed As Head Of Immigration Enforcement Agency

December 16, 2014

The U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña as the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This comes after two years of temporary leadership at ICE and right before the agency will begin implementing administrative relief for some undocumented immigrants. NIJC's Mark Fleming discusses the culture and priorities of the agency in recent years. Read more. 

Media coverage of opening of family detention center in Dilley, Texas

January 14, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security opened the largest U.S. detention facility, which will hold up to 2,400 mothers and children, the vast majority of whom fled violence in Central America. NIJC and other advocates are appalled and deeply disappointed by this move to expand inhumane family detention.

Truthout: Advocates Say Asylum Cases Rushed, Due Process Limited, at New Texas Immigrant-Family Jail (1/16/2015)

Obama Administration Ends Secure Communities

November 21, 2014

ICE Must Be Held Accountable to Ensure Interior Enforcement Reforms Eliminate Constitutional Violations

Among the many humane, common sense reforms to our immigration policies the Obama administration announced last night, one that has the greatest potential to heal American communities is the reform of Immigration and

Changing lives in 2014

This year, NIJC's supporters, donors, volunteers, and staff won amazing victories and changed thousands of lives. Thank you for your support. Here are some of the moments we're most proud of in 2014.

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