• California Bans Private Prisons, Eliminating Immigration Detention Centers That Incarcerate 4,000 People
    October 16, 2019

    California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that will phase out private prisons—including federal immigration detention centers—throughout the state. The new law, AB 32, prohibits the state government and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from creating, modifying, or renewing prison contracts with private companies beginning on January 1, 2020. The […] The post California Bans Private Prisons, Eliminating Immigration Detention Centers That Incarcerate 4,000 People appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Which Immigration Cases Will the Supreme Court Rule on This Session?
    October 15, 2019

    The Supreme Court began a new session this October, and in the coming months, the justices will hear several high-profile immigration cases. These cases involve the attempted termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, the highly-criticized killing of a young boy in Mexico by a Border Patrol agent, and the criminal prosecution […] The post Which Immigration Cases Will the Supreme Court Rule on This Session? appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • “Public Charge” Rule Blocked Days Before Going Into Effect
    October 14, 2019

    The Trump administration suffered another immigration blow in court last Friday. The new “public charge” rule set to go into effect Tuesday, October 15, was blocked in three separate rulings by judges around the country. Courts in New York, San Francisco, and Seattle all issued rulings halting the implementation of the rule. This was largely […] The post “Public Charge” Rule Blocked Days Before Going Into Effect appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Pennsylvania Should Widen Access to Justice for People in Immigration Detention
    October 11, 2019

    People in immigration detention who are represented by an attorney are more likely to receive a positive outcome in immigration court than those that face judges alone. Unfortunately, people who arrive in the U.S. from other countries are not guaranteed representation even though having one can be the difference between being allowed to stay or […] The post Pennsylvania Should Widen Access to Justice for People in Immigration Detention appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Court Blocks Error-Prone ICE Deportation Program
    October 10, 2019

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested millions of people based on unreliable electronic databases. In a recent court decision with nationwide impact, a federal judge in California ruled that parts of this mass deportation program—called Secure Communities—are unconstitutional. Through Secure Communities, anyone arrested and fingerprinted for any reason has their fingerprints sent to […] The post Federal Court Blocks Error-Prone ICE Deportation Program appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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