US Immigration Practices Don’t Withstand International Scrutiny

By: Tyler Shappee Currently, the topic of immigration is front and center in United States domestic discourse. On August 24, the Biden administration issued a final rule to preserve and fortify DACA. Meanwhile, the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on October 5 affirming a District Court’s finding that DACA is illegal but remanded to consider … Continue reading US Immigration Practices Don’t Withstand International Scrutiny

Immigrants Are Not Your Pawns

By: Erika Galindo Florida Republicans have sent two planes of unauthorized migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without warning to the state and misleading the migrants. This is not the first time Republicans have used this tactic – they claim that unauthorized immigrants come to the United States because of sanctuary cities and states and believe the … Continue reading Immigrants Are Not Your Pawns

First Amendment Rights for the Undocumented: ICE Lawsuit Settled

By: Fallon Cochlin After a four-year court battle with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), activist Ravi Ragbir has entered into a settlement that grants him a three-year reprieve from deportation. In January 2018, The Intercept published a report that raised concerns about targeted government surveillance and enforcement of immigration rights activists. Ragbir was … Continue reading First Amendment Rights for the Undocumented: ICE Lawsuit Settled

Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Update

By: Lexi Carroll On August 15, 2021, Kabul tragically fell to the Taliban—the final indication that the Taliban had overthrown Afghanistan. Consequently, Afghans’ lives were immediately threatened by violence and unrest, and women’s rights and girls’ education were at risk of being dismantled. Any semblance of basic human rights were, and continue to be, in … Continue reading Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Update

COVID-19 Safety as a Smokescreen for Cruel Immigration Policies

By: Louis Gallegos The right to seek asylum is a fundamental human right. However, it has been severely restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic through the United States government’s use of Title 42. Title 42 is a somewhat obscure provision that grants the government the authority to “prohibit … the introduction of persons” into the United … Continue reading COVID-19 Safety as a Smokescreen for Cruel Immigration Policies