Immigration Enforcement & Detention

January 2019
Resource
Analysis
Border Patrol Agents Dealt with More Children Under Pres. Bush
The Department of Homeland Security recently told Congress that “more children and families are being apprehended between the ports of entry than ever before.” In fact, President Bush’s administration apprehended more children with far fewer resources.
January 2019
Resource
Talking Points
Talking Border Issues Amidst the Government Shutdown
This resource contains five tips on how to discuss the border region and the broader immigration, refugee, and border policies amidst the government shutdown and other current events.
January 2019
Resource
Report
Prisons and Punishment: Immigration Detention in California
Human Rights First's new report analyzes the mental, physical, and legal impacts of massive overuse of immigration detention in California. 
December 2018
Resource
Analysis
How Legalizing Marijuana Is Securing the Border: The Border Wall, Drug Smuggling, and Lessons for Immigration Policy
State marijuana legalization did more to reduce marijuana smuggling than the doubling of Border Patrol agents or the construction of hundreds of miles of border fencing. As more states legalize marijuana, these trends will only accelerate.
October 2018
Resource
Report
Bankrolling Oppression: How Wall Street Companies Finance the Private Prison and Immigrant Detention Industry
As the Trump administration continues to advance policies that further criminalize Black, Brown, and immigrant communities, the private prison and detention industry is experiencing renewed opportunities for growth.
October 2018
Resource
Analysis
Did a 2015 Flores Court Ruling Increase the Number of Families Arriving at the Southwest Border?
This analysis considers the Trump administration's claims that the 2015 Flores settlement agreement led to an increase in the number of families arriving at the United States’ southwest border.
September 2018
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
Equal Treatment: Public Perceptions of MASA Communities & Implications for Criminal Justice/Immigration Reform
This webinar highlights critical research from the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding in their recent report, Equal Treatment. The goal of the webinar is to articulate the connections between criminalization of MASA communities by law enforcement and broader criminal justice/immigration enforcement practices.
September 2018
Program
Regional Briefing
Round table discussion
Join this six-hour learning lab to learn about the journey of an immigrant in the United States’ immigration enforcement system, from apprehension and initial processing to detention and defense.
July 2018
Program
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Woman standing next to fence
Join this webinar to learn how the detention system works, who operates the facilities, what is known about the conditions, and how philanthropy is engaging in this area. The program will also include an update on family separation and detention.
July 2018
News
Philanthropic News
Foundations Break Their Grant Guidelines and Speed Cash to Immigrant Needs
Private foundations, including some that have never supported immigration issues before, have dedicated millions of dollars in quick-turnaround grants to provide legal and health services for immigrant families caught up in the Trump administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policies.

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