Month: March 2015

Archive, Immigration, Resource

Fact Sheet: Deportation

Stop the Deportation of Our Communities For the last two decades, the federal government has been pursuing an enforcement-first approach to immigration that prioritizes mandatory detention and deportation. The Obama administration is no exception: President Obama has deported more than 2 million individuals, and this number continues to rise. In November 2014, President Obama announced […]

Archive, Immigration, Resource

Fact Sheet: Detention

End Immigration Detention for Vulnerable People Violations of immigration laws are a civil violation, and those in violation are detained in detention facilities as non-criminals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for immigrant detention facility, though over 67% of people detained are housed in county prisons, city prisons, and private facilities. Many in […]