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Study Estimates the Impact of New DHS Deportation Enforcement Priority Policies

In an attempt to refocus immigration enforcement on individuals “who have committed serious crimes, are threats to public safety, are recent unauthorized entrants, or have recent deportation orders,” and away from “those undocumented who have been here for years, committed no serious crimes, and have in effect become integrated members of society,” the Department of


U.S. and Cuba Reopen Long-Closed Embassies

On Monday, July 20, 2015 the U.S. and Cuba opened their respective embassies in each other’s capitals and closed a chapter in the history book on a remnant of the Cold War. The re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba are a result of months of diplomatic negotiations between. While this is a monumental step in


Further ICE Guidance Regarding the Care of Transgender Detainees

This is a summary of the memorandum issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) addressing the care of detainees who identify as transgender in order to ensure “a respectful, safe, and secure environment for all detainees, including those individuals who identify as transgender” is provided. The memorandum is intended to act as a complementary