The vast majority of immigrants in detention do not have access to legal counsel, which makes successfully navigating the United States' complex immigration system and laws incredibly difficult. Read the article.
Disturbing new statistics show that arrests of undocumented immigrants have increased 40% overall and arrests of individuals without any criminal convictions have increased 150%. NIJC's Mary Meg McCarthy talks to NBC News about the toll this has taken on families and communities. Read the article.
Community members and advocates like NIJC demand clarity after a botched U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid at a Chicago home where an immigration officer shot a family member of an individual they were allegedly seeking to arrest.
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Uncertainty surrounds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which has provided temporary protection and stability for hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth. Trump administration says it will not eliminate the program but several DACA-mented youth have been targeted by…
NIJC Policy Director Heidi Altman talks to The New York Times about the harmful impact President Trump's promised harsh immigration enforcement and deportation policies will have on communities and families. Read more.
"Advocates and lawyers for immigrants facing imminent deportation are blaming officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a 'disturbing' lack of transparency in the sudden move of the Chicago area's processing point for those being forced from the country."
Chicago Tribune: Immigration…