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Despite Benefits, DAPA Executive Action Comes With Risk

DAPA

This week, Human Rights Watch released a new report which highlights a gaping hole in Obama’s new executive action program, “Deferred Action for Parental Accountability,” or “DAPA,” which was passed in order to provide a temporary safe harbor from deportation...


Immigration Reform — More Political Wrangling, Still No Action

Immigration Reform

This month brought more speculation about the likelihood of immigration reform passing in 2014. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that the House Democrats plan to introduce a “discharge petition” to force a vote on the comprehensive immigration...


DHS Statement On Family Detention Falls Short of Expectations

Immigrant Detention

DHS Issues Statement That Prolonged Family Detention Will End- But Falls Far Short of Advocates’ Expectations. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced last week that the federal government will be implementing a plan to end the long-term detention...


The Detention Bed Quota – Using Taxpayer Money to Violate Basic Human Rights

Immigrant Detention

I was happy to run across a story on the BBC website last week that talked about the immigrant detention bed quota, a policy which I believe to be one of the most unjust and wasteful uses of taxpayer money...