Thursday, September 16, 2021
Transforming the Immigration System: A New Report from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Today the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild issued a new report, Transforming the Immigration System: The National Immigration Project's Priorities for Executive and Legislative Action. The report is by Caitlin Bellis and Chris Rickerd.
The report highlights the racist history of the U.S. immigration laws, which over time have become increasingly intertwined with the criminal laws. The report lays out a bold agenda for the Biden administration to disentangle criminal and immigration law, including by ending immigration detention, creating a right to return home, and reforming the immigration court.
The full report is available here.