• ‘Zero Tolerance’ Overwhelmed Courts and Diverted Resources From Criminal Investigations
    December 5, 2019

    Attorney General Sessions’ orders to prioritize prosecuting people for immigration-related offenses in 2017 and 2018 put a significant strain on law enforcement across the border, diverting resources away from drug and organized crime prosecutions. The increase in immigration prosecutions, which played a primary role in the family separation crisis, also led to overcrowded jails, backed […] The post ‘Zero Tolerance’ Overwhelmed Courts and Diverted Resources From Criminal Investigations appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • The Government Knew It Didn’t Have the Technology to Track Separated Families. It Did So Anyway.
    December 4, 2019

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—the agency responsible for systematically separating thousands of migrant families in the summer of 2018—lacked the technology or mechanisms to record and track the separations, a government watchdog group recently found. Family separations—done under the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance policy”—started before the policy was even announced. The policy was first […] The post The Government Knew It Didn’t Have the Technology to Track Separated Families. It Did So Anyway. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Immigration Courts Further Limit Legal Help Available to People Facing Deportation
    December 3, 2019

    Every year, thousands of people are forced to face the complex deportation system without an attorney representing them. Now, the immigration courts are seeking to limit the assistance that these individuals can receive from “friend of the court” attorneys. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the agency which includes the nation’s immigration courts, released […] The post Immigration Courts Further Limit Legal Help Available to People Facing Deportation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • ICE Revises Its Standards for Some Detention Facilities
    December 2, 2019

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently published an update to its National Detention Standards (NDS), which govern the treatment of people held in facilities that rent some of their beds to ICE, often city or county jails. The new standards may weaken some protections for up to 20% of ICE’s detained population. ICE does […] The post ICE Revises Its Standards for Some Detention Facilities appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Talking Turkey About America’s Most Pressing Issues
    November 26, 2019

    Each year, we gather around dinner tables at Thanksgiving with people we love—but don’t necessarily agree with—when it comes to politics and the direction of the country. The political discourse of the past several years has left many people feeling that their values are under attack. They disagree with or have lost faith in our […] The post Talking Turkey About America’s Most Pressing Issues appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]