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Huddled Masses, Turned Away

"Our restrictive immigration laws are bad enough — separating families, sending refugees like Haitians back to devastated countries, denying jobs to foreign students — but how they are administered is even worse. Some immigrants languish in privately operated detention facilities...

Immigration Detention, Inc.

"There are some government functions that simply should not be outsourced, and housing prisoners is one of them. A 2001 Bureau of Justice Assistance study found higher rates of assaults on inmates in private jails. And evidence suggests that outsourcing jails doesn’t even save money. But the...

The Giant U.S. Deportation Machine Runs Amok

"Homeland Security is an agency that has lost sight of its own policies. The result is that several hundred thousand of the immigrants passing through state or county jails each year are then flagged on DHS orders—often in violation of the department's own policies meant to separate ordinary...

Our Immigration Law Insanity

"My grandfather arrived in the U.S. without being able to speak a word of English, but after five years of hard work, he got himself admitted to City College. Generations of immigrants have followed a similar path. We can keep this country safe from dangerous immigrants without trampling the American...

The US Keeps 34,000 Immigrants in Detention Each Day Simply to Meet a Quota

"On any given day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement keeps at least 34,000 immigrants locked up while they wait for their cases to be heard in immigration court. Many of these detainees are incarcerated not because they are dangerous or likely to skip their court dates, but because ICE must meet...