Robin Urevich: Attorneys say private-prison company CoreCivic is engaged in a “deprivation scheme” aimed at forcing detainees to keep the detention center running at a fraction of the cost of hiring local workers.
The State of Immigration in America
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Ana Graciela Nájera Mendoza: all California public schools must have policies and procedures in place so that school teachers and administrators know how to respond if an immigration officer comes to campus to interview or arrest a student or to access a student’s educational records or information.
Jennie Pasquarella and Ruthie Epstein: Sessions’ challenge to SB 54 really gets to the heart of this administration’s hostility to jurisdictions that choose to prioritize community safety by disentangling their local criminal law enforcement activities from federal immigration enforcement.
Mohammad Tajsar: Why, then, would a sanctuary city like Culver City put immigrants and their families at risk by collecting data about their movements and allowing ICE the opportunity to access that information?
Jennie Pasquarella: Sessions claims that the lawsuit seeks to uphold the rule of law. But the reverse is true. The administration’s policies are grounded in a fundamental disregard for the basic tenets of our constitutional system.
David Bacon: Over the years, vigils at one immigrant-detention center in Richmond, California have changed, with some churches providing sanctuary to migrant families threatened with deportation, and raising funds for bonds and other forms of emergency support for detainees.
Ahilan Arulanantham and Michael Tan: By failing to address whether due process permits indefinite detention without hearings in the immigration system, the Supreme Court missed an opportunity to ensure justice for thousands of vulnerable immigrants.
Bill Raden: Of California’s roughly 223,000 DACA recipients, an estimated 5,000 are working teachers, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank.
David A. Love: Trump and the Republicans hate government and don’t want it to work as it should to serve the people, which makes a shutdown made to order for the GOP.
José-Antonio Orosco: Trump’s plan would be like insisting that all voices of the choir have to sing baritone in order to make beautiful music.
Alvaro Huerta: To get on the offensive, Democratic leaders should publicly (and repeatedly) ask Trump and complicit Republican leaders if they would support the visa lottery program, family reunification policy and DACA program if it only applied to immigrants from European countries, like Norway?
Robert Borosage: The overwhelming majority of Americans want this threat to DREAMers’ status removed; yet Congress – despite pledges from both parties – has once more refused to act.
John Peeler: The first comprehensive immigration law set quotas by national origin, intended to return the ethnic mix of the country to something like what it had been about the time of the Civil War.