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CA1 Stays Mandate for Family with DACA-Eligible Child: Gasparian v. Holder

"Although the BIA's refusal to reopen must be affirmed, we will stay the mandate as to Haik Gasparian for 90 days to allow him to apply for [DACA] relief; although we cannot order the government to defer removal after the mandate issues, we assume that it is unlikely to preempt the application...

E-Verify: Immigration Reform's Threat To Legal Workers (Op-Ed)

"Despite its problems, Congress and the president will consider a national E-Verify mandate in immigration reform proposals this spring. President Obama called for “a system to give employers a reliable way to verify that their employees are here legally.” But E-Verify is not reliable...

The Madness of U.S. Immigration Detention Policy

"Imagine if Congress mandated that an arbitrary number of jail cells be filled with prisoners -- regardless of the crime rate. Authorities would be required to incarcerate people, no matter the circumstances or the affront to human rights. That’s basically the state of immigration detention...

Little-Known Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full

"Imagine your city council telling the police department how many people the police had to keep in jail each night. Sort of like a quota for traffic tickets, only it's a quota for human detentions. That's effectively what Congress has told ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency...

Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet

"A new report, “ Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet ” released today by Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights explores and exposes the depth of local lockup quotas in immigrant detention across 15 facilities in half of ICE’s...