The Immigrant Justice Network, along with a coalition of grassroots and national organizations, demands that Congress take legislative action to disentangle the criminal legal and immigration systems that propagate mass incarceration and mass deportation, paving a New Way Forward for immigrant justice.
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Nearly one in three adults in America has a criminal record. Even after being released from prison or jail, formerly incarcerated people continue to face lifelong effects of their imprisonment, including barriers to employment, education, housing, public assistance, and other necessary resources to reenter society. Black people and other communities of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and […]
The immigration and criminal legal system have worked together to target, incarcerate, and deport thousands of immigrants every year. But how did we get here? How has the United States been able to create the largest immigration detention system in the world? Criminalizing Migration For decades, the laws that make migration a criminal offense have […]
On September 30, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo on its immigration“enforcement priorities” – creating three main categories of people who will be targeted for arrest,detention, and deportation. This Memo went into effect on November 29, 2021 and will replace the priormemos issued by the Biden administration on its detention and deportation […]
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