Janaya Khan: Climate justice movements, migrant justice movements, pro-Palestinian movements, disability justice, anti-Islamophobia and every other movement must recognize the need to build a Black liberation politic in its framework.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Ringing in the new year with mass deportation raids – what the heck are some of the folks in the Obama administration thinking? That is the question Democrats must be pondering as we go into 2016.In this climate there is really no danger of a Latino Republican vote surge. At the most, some Latinos close to the issue of immigration will stay home.
Victor Narro: The entanglement of law enforcement with ICE has bred serious human rights violations that should concern us all.
Hector Villagra: ICE’s use of detainers to imprison people without due process or probable cause — including not just those here without authorization but also green card holders and even U.S. citizens — raises obvious and serious constitutional concerns.
Carmen Iguina and Zara Lockshin: Immigration officials routinely ignored the 10-day requirement, taking an average of approximately four months in 2013 to complete a reasonable fear determination, and much longer in some parts of the country.
Jennie Pasquarella: ICE has not corrected the fundamental failings of the immigration detainer, which makes compliance with it unconstitutional.
Daisy Vieyra: As someone who was left stranded on the side of the road when I was a child with my parents because neither of them had a license, I know the hardships that arise from being an unlicensed driver – car impoundment, hefty fines, missing work because you don’t have your car.
Jennie Pasquarella: Detaining people by the droves without justification in some of the worst jails in America, like those in L.A. County, is bad enough. But it gets worse.
Selena Teji: While California’s juvenile justice system engages in reform, the archaic and punitive traditions of the immigration system hamper its progress and undermine the best practices approach taken by the legislature and local officials.
Seth Hoy: DHS directed ICE attorneys to begin a review process of current immigration cases pending before immigration courts in order to close or dismiss those cases warranting prosecutorial discretion.
Seth Hoy: Instead of defending the Administration’s enforcement strategy, however, maybe Secretary Napolitano should take a serious look at the egregious enforcement actions taking place right under her nose.
Michele Waslin: The study finds that ICE’s allows jurisdictions to “operate the 287(g) program in fundamentally different ways across the country.”
Michele Waslin: Most importantly, worksite enforcement can only be truly effective if done in conjunction with comprehensive immigration reform—something President Obama alluded to in the State of the Union Address last night and Rep. Zoe Lofgren addressed in today’s hearing.