deportation

12:00am

Mon December 16, 2013

11:07am

Thu October 24, 2013

My Sister’s Story: ‘Broken’ Taillight Leads to Deportation

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Anonymous
Editor's Note: California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill (AB60) that will allow undocumented immigrants to have driver's licenses, making it potentially safer for those immigrants to drive without fear of deportation. The author of this piece wished to keep their identity and that of their family members anonymous, so aliases were used.

12:00am

Wed June 12, 2013

4:40pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Cops & Courts

Fraudulent lawyers prey on immigrants

When criminal defendants can’t afford to pay for a lawyer, the court will appoint them one for free. But not all defendants have that right. If you’re called to immigration court, for example, you have to hire a private attorney. If you can’t afford one, you’re on your own. Many agencies provide free legal services to immigrants in these situations, but these agencies are overwhelmed. And even immigrants who can afford an attorney have to be careful who they hire. Some unlicensed practitioners prey on unsuspecting immigrants to make easy money.

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8:26am

Thu June 21, 2012
Cops & Courts

Transgender immigrant detainees face isolation in detention

The issue of prison rape is often belittled by standup comedians, but it’s really no laughing matter – especially if you’re a transgender woman locked up in an all-male facility.

Grace Lawrence, 43, is a transgender woman from Liberia who was in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, for nearly three years. For all but six months, she was kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.

Often, transgender inmates are placed in protective custody – also known as solitary confinement – for their own protection.

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