What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City and What Does That Mean for NYC?

What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City and What Does That Mean for NYC?

By Gwynne Hogan Rachel Holliday Smith | February 13, 2024 The January brawl between NYPD officers and migrants in Times Square that went viral has sparked a national firestorm over long-standing sanctuary city policies that restrict cooperation between federal authorities and local law enforcement.  Republicans seized on the attack to argue that sanctuary laws should be changed. […]

Survivors and Immigrant Rights Organizations Submit Complaint Against ICE, Nurse and Private Prison Company Demanding Justice and Investigation Into Stewart Detention Center

Survivors and Immigrant Rights Organizations Submit Complaint Against ICE, Nurse and Private Prison Company Demanding Justice and Investigation Into Stewart Detention Center

By SPL Center ATLANTA – Today, four survivors of the Stewart Detention Detention Center (Stewart) in collaboration with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, El Refugio, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Human Rights Clinic, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), Owings MacNorlin, LLC, Project South and the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed an administrative complaint against the U.S. […]

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

ICE New Guidelines and Immigrants with Mental Health Disorders

By Linda Nwoke The effect of a pandemic such as COVID 19 often goes beyond medical and physiological changes. It leaves individuals and society with consequences beyond physical illness—resulting in mental and social repercussions. Psychological reactions such as increased anxiety, heightened stress level, outbursts, disruptive behavior, and stigma, to mention a few, can often go […]

A Leaked Video Exemplifies What Black Migrants Endure in US Detention Centers

A Leaked Video Exemplifies What Black Migrants Endure in US Detention Centers

By John Washington and José Olivares, Business Insider In the fall of 2020, Brandon was playing the FIFA 2020 video game in the rec room of the LaSalle Correctional Center in Louisiana, where he had been locked up for five months. A Salvadoran man, watching the action over Brandon’s shoulder, started joking around, covering Brandon’s […]

ICE Spread COVID-19 Across the Country, Not Just in Immigration Detention Centers

ICE Spread COVID-19 Across the Country, Not Just in Immigration Detention Centers

ICE Protest outside Bergen County Jail: Protesters outside the jail with abolish ICE signs. – Hackensack, New Jersey, USA – November 29th, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mishandled the coronavirus outbreak in detention centers so badly that it not only lead to horrific conditions and deaths among […]

Firsthand Experiences Inside ICE Facilities During the Pandemic Underscore Why Immigration Detention Should be Abolished

Firsthand Experiences Inside ICE Facilities During the Pandemic Underscore Why Immigration Detention Should be Abolished

ICE Protest outside Bergen County Jail – Protester holding “Abolish ICE” sign marching at a protest. – Hackensack, New Jersey, USA – November 27th, 2020 (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Staff, Immigration Impact Many of us will always vividly remember the fear and lack of control that took hold as COVID-19 spread through our communities. […]

Clarke and Homeland Security Chairman Thompson Call Acting Director of ICE to Address Concerns of Targeted Haitian Deportations

Clarke and Homeland Security Chairman Thompson Call Acting Director of ICE to Address Concerns of Targeted Haitian Deportations

US Congresswoman Yvette Diane Clarke speaks during 33rd Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House – New York, NY – January 21, 2019 (Shutterstock)   Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement on a call she and Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson […]

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

Media cover a bittersweet reunion through the US-Mexico fence between DACA recipients and parents who’ve been deported. – Nogales, Ariz. / US – June 11, 2013 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigrant Impact In a blow to the Biden administration, a federal judge in Texas has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not to enforce its moratorium […]