Tag Archives: immigrant detention centers

  1. What is wrong with the U.S. immigration system?

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    November 7, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    The presence of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States is just the most obvious manifestation of the deeper problems that has plagued the U.S. immigration system for decades. A comprehensive and genuine immigration reform needs to address these root causes.

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  2. He beats the red light but loses the immigration battle

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    June 6, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    Richard Cuanang is leaving the United States and flying back to the Philippines on Sept. 5. After staying illegally in the U.S. for nine years, he opted for voluntary deportation. Cuanang’s stay in the U.S. came to an abrupt stop as a result of a seemingly harmless incident: a traffic violation.

  3. One good, but mostly bad and ugly effects of sequestration

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    March 6, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    The wide-ranging spending cuts known as sequestration, which took effect on March 1, are expected to affect the U.S.’ immigration system and enforcement. Even before sequestration could take effect, its impact was already felt by immigrant communities. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released hundreds of detained immigrants from its detention centers.

  4. NJ advocates call for stop to immigration detention

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    February 21, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    On a typically cold February morning, some 200 people huddled together at the entrance of the bridge to Ellis Island in Liberty State Park for a vigil to protest the detention of immigrants. “It was a fitting place to gather, in front of the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of welcoming immigrants,” Kathy O’Leary of Pax Christi NJ said.

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Leaders of immigrant youth organizations perform at a recent protest action against immigration detention. Click photo to watch video.

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