The U.S. criminal and immigration systems have long been entangled, creating a double punishment for immigrants through a pipeline from almost any involvement in the criminal legal system to immigration detention and deportation. U.S. criminal and immigration laws both disproportionately target Black people and people of color, which entrenches racism. The intersection of these systems exacerbates racial inequities and undermines public safety. Join the National Immigrant Justice Center’s policy and litigation experts to discuss the harmful ways in which U.S. criminal and immigration systems intersect and what we must do to sever this relationship to create an immigration system that treats people with dignity and respects human rights for all.
NIJC's Policy Corner are monthly presentations to provide updates on policy matters affecting immigration.