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Mary Meg McCarthy: Attorney General Sessions Doubles Down on Failed Policies that Demonize Immigrants

CHICAGO, April 13, 2017 – Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center The number of people entering the United States without authorization has been decreasing for years, yet U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to the southern border set the stage for the administration’s latest round of white supremacist propaganda demonizing […]

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Immigration Detainers are Unlawful, Federal Court Rules

CHICAGO (October 3, 2016) – The federal district court of the Northern District of Illinois has invalidated the federal government’s practice of issuing detainers against people in law enforcement custody, ruling that the practice exceeds the government’s limited warrantless arrest authority under federal immigration laws. The decision, issued Friday evening, will nullify thousands of detainers […]