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Posts from February 2019

By: Bonnie Kerness
Published: February 12, 2019

We must demand community oversight for every federal, state, and county facility in the U.S. 

Recent headlines over the plight of people imprisoned in the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn begs for a deeper look into the conditions of confinement in the U.S. prisons, jails, and juvenile and immigrant detention facilities. Although the electricity and heat are back on at the Brooklyn federal facility, the continuing and staggering neglect that led to this humanitarian crises continues – and will continue. Not only did the federal officials lie about conditions at the...

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: February 8, 2019

TPS holders and DACA recipients unite to demand action from Congress. 

Right now, hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were granted protection to stay in the U.S. – and have lived in the U.S. for decades – could face deportation, under President Trump’s efforts to end the life-saving immigration programs known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Since their creation in the 1990s, these programs have allowed people to remain in the U.S. when war, natural disaster, or other catastrophe prevented their...

By: Kathryn Johnson
Published: February 7, 2019

Over the past year, the Trump administration has ended crucial protections for immigrants from six countries. Over 300,000 people are losing legal Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and more individuals may face the same fate in coming months. 

TPS is a provision under which the government grants protection from deportation to people from certain countries afflicted by natural disasters, war, or other dangerous conditions.

These moves continue a series of cruel attacks on immigrants in the U.S. that rip...