Immigration Enforcement & Detention

March 2019
Resource
Issue Brief
Dismantling of the U.S. Asylum System and Points of Leverage for Philanthropy
This brief analyzes challenges being erected at every stage of the U.S. asylum process and the key leverage points for philanthropy.
March 2019
Resource
Report
This memorandum synthesizes interviews with key advocate stakeholders to identify the current challenges facing the U.S. asylum system, asylum seekers, and advocates for asylum seekers, and strategic leverage points and funding opportunities for grantmakers.
February 2019
Program
Partner Program
Los Angeles Justice Fund: Reflections on Impact and Vision for the Future
Join the discussion on the Los Angeles Justice Fund: Reflections on Impact and Vision for the Future.
February 2019
News
Philanthropic News
Universal Representation: Behind a Public-Private Partnership Effort to Defend Immigrants
A look at a network of providers and funders, their effort to provide legal representation for all immigrants facing deporation, and the transformational impact of that representation.
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.

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