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Mass Incarceration And Immigration Enforcement Have More In Common Than You Think

Mass incarceration and immigration enforcement are branches of the same system of confinement and exclusion. This is rooted in a long history in the United States where citizenship is defined as white, land-owning, and male, placing black people in opposition.Even after the ratification of the 13th amendment — which stopped enslavement except as a punishment for crime — and...

Immigrants Are Facing ‘Crisis Level’ Processing Delays Under Trump And The Consequences Are Wreaking Havoc

Drastic processing delays at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the Trump administration, emphasize how even mundane immigration procedures have suddenly become increasingly difficult, with far-reaching consequences.Prior to 2017, on average, it took about 60 days for a person to receive an employment authorization document (EAD) from USCIS. Now, some...

Why The NO BAN Act Is Critical Not Just For American Muslims, But For All Of Us

In recent weeks, immigration advocates have been seeking the public’s help in pushing for the release of Abdikadir Mohamed, a United States legal permanent resident from Somalia. Mohamed has been detained since December 2017 as a result of President Trump’s executive order most popularly known as the Muslim ban.According to the “Bring Abdi Home!” petition created...