Articles in law & justice tagged with immigration

Jeffrey S. Kahn

The Haitian migrant crisis at the southern border is only the latest stage in a decades-long legacy of brutal mistreatment by the U.S. government, much of which unfolded at Cuban detention facilities.

Paul Linden-Retek

Signed seventy years ago, the UN Convention on Refugees gives form to a humanitarian ideal, but states still judge what counts as harm and who deserves protection.

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Lauren Carasik

The pandemic risks turning immigration detention into a death sentence for many, yet the Trump administration has rejected calls for mass humanitarian release, and continues to deport infectious detainees to Latin America.

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Stephanie DeGooyer

Amidst chants of “send her back,” it’s clear that we need a more just conception of citizenship—one that abolishes the distinction between “natural” and naturalized citizens.

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Lauren Carasik

A leaked Department of Homeland Security database confirms what many suspected: the U.S. government is trying to punish and intimidate people advocating for immigrant rights.

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Matthew Longo

We have surrendered the cherished value of “innocent until proven guilty” for the security logic that we are all “risky until proven safe.”

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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Trump v. Hawaii is not about religion. It’s about the president’s unlimited power at the border.

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Matthew Longo

It is an ever-widening surveillance zone that turns borderland citizens into guardians of the state.

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Maytha Alhassen

Trump’s Muslim ban was not just an abberation: U.S. citizenship has long been predicated on whiteness as it was understood in 1790.

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Joseph H. Carens

The moral right of states to apprehend and deport irregular migrants erodes with the passage of time.