Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to its controversial Secure Communities program in response to condemnation from governors, police chiefs, and immigration advocates.
While LGBT immigrant groups celebrated the recent passage of the right for same-sex couples to marry in New York, their response was more subdued than other gay advocacy groups. Even though civil rights progress for one group often benefits the other, there are still major hurdles same-sex immigrant couples must overcome to fully participate in the victory.
PHR's Christy Fujio applauds The Asylumist for addressing Senator Rand Paul's confusion regarding the basics of asylum law.
The majority of immigrants detained by the Department of Homeland Security are not permitted to challenge the legality of their detention.
The daughter of Pedro Tavarez, a 49-year-old immigrant detainee who died while in custody of the Suffolk County House of Correction, filed a federal lawsuit against officials for their role in his death.