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Arizona SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court: What it means for the Midwest

DePaul University College of Law Lewis Building Room 241 25 East Jackson Street Chicago, IL

This month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Arizona v. United States regarding the constitutionality of Arizona SB 1070, the notorious “papers please” immigration law that allows local police officers to arrest and question residents simply for “looking” undocumented. The Court's ruling could determine whether states have the right to pass their own immigration laws and in what circumstances state laws may trump federal immigration provisions. The Supreme Court's decision will have ramifications for communities across the United States. 

International Commission Calls on U.S. Government to Stop Deportation of Salvadoran Mother Fleeing Gang Threats

April 14, 2016
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has asked the U.S. government to stop the deportation of a Salvadoran mother who fled to the United States after the Mara Salvatrucha gang threatened her life and murdered her son.

NIJC Applauds DHS Office of Inspector General Inspections of Immigrant Detention Centers

March 16, 2016
Statement by Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
 
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announcement that it h

NIJC pide a tribunal internacional parar la deportatcion de una madre salvadoreña huyendo amenazas de pandilla

March 15, 2016

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Una madre salvadoreña quien huyó de su país a los Estados Unidos, después de que la Mara Salvatrucha la amenazó y asesinó a su hijo, ha acudido a un tribunal internacional para prevenir su deportación a El Salvador.

NIJC Asks International Tribunal to Stop Deportation of Salvadoran Mother Fleeing Gang Threats

March 15, 2016
 
A Salvadoran mother who fled to the United States after the Mara Salvatrucha gang threatened her life and murdered her son is petitioning an international tribunal to prevent her deportation to El Salvador.
 
The woman, repres

The New York Times (Letter): Immigrant Children Desperately Need Lawyers

March 10, 2016

NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy and Kids In Need Of Defense President Wendy Young co-authored a letter to the editor of The New York Times insisting that immigrant children need a lawyer in court in order to have a fair hearing. Read the letter.

Media coverage of preventable deaths in detention

February 25, 2016

A report by NIJC, ACLU, and Detention Watch Network, revealed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's negligence and failure to comply with medical standards led to the deaths of immigrants in detention.

Associated Press: Report: Subpar care in immigration detention leads to deaths (2/25/2016)

Report Shows Poor Medical Care Led to Deaths at U.S. Detention Centers

February 25, 2016

Exposes Extreme Cases of Substandard Medical Care

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