Immigration and Criminal Justice


, Newsweek
With Family Detention Centers ‘On Fire,’ Separations Are Not the Answer
Jonathan Haggerty

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled June 26 that U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) must release at least 120 children held in detention with their families by mid-July. The nation’s…

ICE Detainees COVID-19 Releases Coalition Letter
Arthur Rizer

The Honorable Chad F. Wolf
Acting Secretary
Department of Homeland Security
2801 Nebraska Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20528

Matthew T. Albence
Acting Director
U.S. Immigration and Customs…

, USA Today
To slow pandemic, Trump should release nonviolent immigrants from detention centers
Jonathan Haggerty

Coronavirus is already at the doors of immigration detention centers across the country, where social distancing is not feasible.
With growing numbers of migrants and employees at Immigration…

, The National Interest
Why the Coronavirus Should Force Reform at Immigrant Detention Centers
Jonathan Haggerty

A worker at an immigrant detention center has tested positive for coronavirus, and unless the federal government takes immediate steps to contain it, disaster could follow. The virus will spread…

, Inside Sources
Dreamers Face Nightmare While Holding Their Breaths for Supreme Court Decision
Arthur Rizer

Once again, it’s that time of year when college seniors begin picking up their caps and gowns, knowing that all the countless hours and thousands of dollars they have put toward higher education…

The deportation of US citizens is an affront to the constitution.
Jonathan Haggerty

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is still trying to deport Francisco Galicia, a 19-year-old Texan, despite his having a valid U.S. birth certificate and recently acquiring a U.S….

, The Advocate
Guest column: Louisianans should stop supporting failed immigration policies
Jesse Kelley & Jonathan Haggerty

Roylan Hernandez Diaz left Cuba in search of a better life in the United States. Instead, he found himself inside Richwood — a Louisiana-based immigrant detention facility. There, he was separated…

, The Hill
The best alternative for fixing our current illegal immigration policy
Jonathan Haggerty

Apprehensions at the southwest border reached their highest level in more than a decade this fiscal year. That number is still much lower than the highs of the early 2000s, and declined…

, The National Interest
Are Trump’s Border Policies Driving Down Illegal Immigration?
Jonathan Haggerty

Illegal border crossings reached their highest point in over a decade this year, but the numbers have declined every month since May. How much of this recent drop can we attribute to the…