Detention, Enforcement, and the Border
NEW Back to the Border: A Historical Comparison of U.S. Border Politics by Katherine Benton-Cohen & Geraldo Cadava of the Immigration Policy Center, September 2010
NEW Why strengthening the U.S.-Mexican border leads to more illegal immigration by Peter Schrag, Washington Post, July 18, 2010
Reality at the U.S.-Mexico Border, a report from the Immigration Policy Center
A Broken System: Confidential Reports Reveal Failures in U.S. Detention Centers sheds new light on the conditions suffered by hundreds of thousands of people housed in detention centers around the country, and offers policymakers specific recommendations to ameliorate the situation. The report is based on reviews of detention centers made by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), American Bar Association, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Brick by Brick: A Half-Decade of Immigration Enforcement and the Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Executive Summary Full report
By C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., Center for American Progress, June 28, 2010
The United States has undertaken a massive immigration enforcement initiative over the past five years. This report, written by C. Stewart Verdery, assistant secretary for border and transportation security policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2003-2005, catalogues the spectrum of measures and the breadth of enforcement resources that have been deployed during this period.
Secure Communities: A Dangerous Merger of ICE Enforcement Programs and the Criminal Justice System A PowerPoint presentation on the intersection between immigration and the criminal justice system. Created by Detention Watch Network, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Washington Defender Association’s Immigration Project, National Immigration Project of National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Law Center, and Rights Working Group
Tear Down this Wall On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Rev. Mari Castellanos reflects on the parallels to the U.S./Mexico border wall
Effective Border Policy: Security, Responsibility and Human Rights at the U.S.-Mexico Border, 2008, an in-depth report from Border Action Network.
Amnesty International report on immigrant detention, Jailed without Justice
A particularly stunning 4 1/2 minute video on the border fence by the International League of Conservation Photographers.