Part one in our weekly series with The Nib on inequity in the time of pandemic.
Social distancing and hand-washing are meant to keep us safe from the coronavirus. But in immigrant detention centers, those measures are impossible.
As the tally of detainees and staff testing positive for COVID-19 rises, asylum seekers in crowded settings continue to be denied parole.
As American life grinds to a halt, the immigration system – with agencies across two federal departments – has often continued with business as usual.
“When they are a victim of a crime, they need to know we’re going to help. We’re not going to be an obstacle,” says one police leader.
While debate has raged over the border wall, there’s less attention to invisible barriers affecting immigrants seeking U.S. visas and citizenship.
El análisis de Reveal de las políticas de más de 100 agencias policiales que atienden a grandes comunidades de inmigrantes identificó que casi 1 de cada 4 crea obstáculos no previstos en el programa de visas U.
How U visa certification requests were handled in the 10 states with the largest immigrant populations.
Among more than 100 law enforcement agencies serving large immigrant communities, nearly 1 in 4 create barriers never envisioned under the program.
As the Office of Refugee Resettlement rapidly expands its shelter network, it’s adding providers with little experience and troubling track records.