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Posted inCalifornia

Op-Ed: Christina Fialho and Grisel Ruiz: CA’s Attorney General Reveals Abuses in Immigration Detention Conditions Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 26, 2019  — The State Attorney General’s office released its first report today on immigration detention conditions in California, which found that immigrants face prolonged periods of confinement, significant language barriers, medical and mental health access issues, visitation and communication obstacles, and lack of access to legal representation. Said Christina Fialho, […]

Posted inUS

Trump Administration Moves to Terminate Rights of Immigrant Children

Sept. 6, 2018 – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued regulations that would effectively terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement, which currently requires the government to prioritize the welfare of the immigrant children it detains. These Trump administration rules would empower the government to jail children […]

Posted inUS

Somali Nationals Face Grim Future Without Redesignation of TPS, Says Immigrant Legal Resource Center

July 20, 2018 – Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia which would afford continued protection from deportation to hundreds of Somali TPS holders. DHS did not, however, redesignate TPS, leaving Somali nationals who arrived to the United States after March 18, 2017, vulnerable to deportation. […]

Posted inOp-Ed

Sameera Hafiz: Family Separations Will Continue Despite Trump Executive Order, Until Overzealous Prosecutions and Detention End

June 20, 2018 – Today, the Trump administration released an executive order following their cruel and immoral policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border, leaving nearly 2,000 children without their parents in six short weeks, many of them in cages while their parents are detained and prosecuted. Said Sameera Hafiz, senior […]