By Manuel Pastor and Michele Prichard , April 2014.
“This report is our attempt to unravel at least part of the story. It is a long and complicated tale, which partly explains the many pages we take to tell it. Even at this length (and the full report on which this summary is based is even longer), our telling is necessarily incomplete. There were so many actors, so many turning points, and so many skirmishes in the fight for justice. But we try to capture parts of the puzzle, offering key lessons to activists, social movement observers, and funders from our...
NIJC Freedom of Information Act Litigation Reveals Systemic Lack of Accountability in Immigration Detention Contracting
(August 2015) — The National Immigrant Justice Center’s (NIJC’s) three-year Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation resulted in the most comprehensive public release to date of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immigration detention center contracts and inspections.
The uprisings in Ferguson, MO, in response to the police killing of Michael Brown, have awakened national attention to racially biased policing. This has occurred amidst a growing national consciousness that the criminalization of people of color and low-income communities is a mechanism of the racial and economic injustice that prevents the full civic participation of communities of color in their communities – in education, jobs, housing, and elected representation.
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