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August 2016 Archives

Family visits decline when immigrants held in private facilities

A new study addresses two issues important to our Staten Island immigration and naturalization law blog: families and detention. Researchers have determined that family visits decline when an immigrant is held at a privately run detention facility.

Light at the end of the immigration line

Those who want to immigrate to the United States often hear these words: "Get in line. Wait your turn." As Newsweek magazine points out, there is often no line to get into and when there is one, the anticipated wait is beyond the person's life expectancy. According to the State Department, there are nearly 5 million people waiting in other countries for their chance to enter the U.S. with a visa.

Due process dilemma: Immigration courts inside of prisons

There are federal immigration courts stretching across the United States from New York to California, and in many of the states in between. There are 58 of the courts, including 19 that are inside (or on the property of) prisons and detention centers.

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