Influx of Immigration Detainees Swamps Federal Prisons

By Christopher Zoukis The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration crackdown announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, calls for referring for criminal prosecution all persons detained for illegal entry into this country. One highly controversial aspect of the new policy was that it meant separating minor children, who aren’t being charged with crimes, from their […]

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Ignorance, Bureaucracy and Red Tape: U.S. Citizens Mistakenly Deported

By Christopher Zoukis According to Bryan Cox, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), “claims of U.S. citizenship of individuals encountered by ICE officers, agents, and attorneys are immediately and carefully investigated and analyzed.” However, the United States has a long history of mistakenly deporting its own citizens; since 2003, more than 20,000 U.S. […]

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Private prisons do matter for #BlackLivesMatter

While Barack Obama has placed prison reform front and center on the policy agenda this year, those seeking the office are broaching a critical element of the debate that has yet to be discussed federally: private prisons. It’s become a hot button issue in the last couple months as it was revealed that Hillary Clinton’s […]

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