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How to Use the New Clarification of PEP to Help Those Subject to ICE Detainers

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Click here for Part 1 & Part 2 In Parts 1 and 2 of this blog, we discussed the demise of the Secure Communities program and the newly-clarified details of its replacement, the Priority Enforcement Program, or PEP.  Now that...


Part 2: What is the Priority Enforcement Program and How is it Different Than Secure Communities?

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Click here to read Part 1 In the last part of this blog, we discussed the demise of the Secure Communities program and the slow and somewhat undefined nature of its replacement, the Priority Enforcement Program, or PEP.  In this...


ICE Detainers and the Death of the Secure Communities Program

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What non-citizens should know if they are criminally detained. Part 1 – The Downfall of Secure Communities This month, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations released an informational “brochure” outlining the differences between the now-defunct...


DHS Statement On Family Detention Falls Short of Expectations

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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

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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...