The First Immigration Public Defender System: New York City 2013

"On Friday, July 19, the New York City Council allocated $500,000 towards the “nation’s first public defender system for immigrants facing deportation,” as the New York Times described it. $500,000 may seem small. But New York’s pilot project shows that immigration appointed...

Mandatory Immigration Detention for U.S. Crimes: The Noncitizen Presumption of Dangerousness

"Today in the United States, mandatory immigration detention imposes extraordinary deprivations of liberty following ordinary crimes—if the person convicted is not a U.S. citizen. Here, I explore that disparate treatment, in the first detailed examination of mandatory detention during deportation...

Framing the Right to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings

Mark Noferi writes : "On Friday, May 30, 2014, I chaired a panel called “Framing the Right to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings” at the annual Law and Society meeting in Minneapolis. Dean Kevin Johnson was gracious enough to participate, along with UCLA’s Ingrid Eagly, Maryland’s...