Immigrant Rights & Justice Reading List
Washington Office for Latin America, “A Dangerous Journey through Mexico: Human Rights Violations against Migrants in Transit,” December 2010. Available here.
Mother Jones, “Hazing Arizona:Long before the state passed its anti-immigrant law, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was taking border enforcement into his own hands,” by Aura Bogado, July 2010.
American Civil Liberties Union, “Humanitarian Crisis: Migrant Deaths at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” by Maria Jimenez, October 1, 2009. Available here.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, “NSEERS: The Consequences of America’s Efforts to Secure Its Borders,” March 31, 2009. Available here.
Children at the Border: The Screening, Protection and Repatriation of Unaccompanied Mexican Minors (Appleseed and Appleseed México, 2011). Available here.
Detention & Deportation
National Immigration Law Center “A Broken System: Confidential Reports Reveal Failures in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers,” By Karen Tumlin and Linton Joaquin. 2009. Available here.
Human Rights Watch, “Locked Up Far Away: The Transfer of Immigrants to Remote Detention Centers in the United States,” December 2, 2009. Available here.
Human Rights First, “U.S. Detention of Asylum Seekers: Seeking Protection, Finding Prison,” April 2009. Available here.
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, “Detention and Deportation in the Age of ICE: Immigrants and Human Rights in Massachusetts,” December 2008. Available here.
OneAmerica, “Voices from Detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center,” July 1, 2008. Available here.
A Costly Move: Far and Frequent Transfers Impede Hearings for Immigrant Detainees in the United States (Human Rights Watch, June 2011). Available here.
Due Process and Immigrant Detainee Prison Transfers: Moving LPRs to Isolated Prisons Violates Their Right to Counsel (César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Capital University Law School; Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, Vol. 21, p. 17, 2011). Available here.
Sent “Home” with Nothing: The Deportation of Jamaicans with Mental Disabilities (Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute, April 2011). Available here.
Fundamental Fairness: A Report on the Due Process Crisis in New York City Immigration Courts (Immigration Court Observation Project, May 2011). Available here.
Revitalizing the Golden State: What Legalization Over Deportation Could Mean to California and Los Angeles County (Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, Marshall Fitz; Center for American Progress, April 2011). Available here.
Undocumented & Unafraid: The DREAM Act 5 and the Public Disclosure of Undocumented Status as a Political Act (Rene Galindo, Univ. of Colo. at Denver, IHELG Monograph 11-02; © Rene Galindo, 2011). Available here.
National Council of La Raza, “The Impact of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act on the Latino Community” by A. Elena Lacayo; Issue Brief No. 21; 2010. Available here.
American Civil Liberties Union, “Terror and Isolation Cobb: How Unchecked Police Power under 287(G) has torn Families Apart and Threatened Public Safety,” October 2009. Available here.
The American Civil Liberties Union, “The Persistence of Racial and Ethnic Profiling in the United States,” June 30, 2009. Available here.
Police Foundation, “The Role of Local Police: Striking a Balance Between Immigration Enforcement and Civil Liberties,” by Anita Khashu, April 2009. Available here.
United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), “Immigration Enforcement: Better Controls Needed over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws,” January 2009. Available here.
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), “State Laws Related Immigrants and Immigration in 2008,” January 27, 2009. Available here.
Immigration Raids & Enforcement
International Human Rights Law Clinic, “In the Child’s Best Interest?: The Consequences of Losing A Lawful Immigrant Parent to Deportation,” March 2010. Available here.
Urban Justice Institute, “Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement,” February 2, 2010. Available here.
Cardozo Immigration Justice Clinic, “Constitution on ICE: A Report on Immigration Home Raid Operations,” 2009. Available here.
Urban Justice Center, “Kicking Down the Door: The Use of Raids to Fight Trafficking in Persons,” Sex Workers Project, 2009. Available here.
Disappearing Parents: A Report on Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System (Southwest Institute for Research on Women & Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, May 2011). Available here.
The Cost of Failure: The Burden of Immigration Enforcement in America’s Cities (Afton Branch; Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, 2011). Available here.
America’s Policy Program, “Restoring Integrity to the Immigration System,” by Tom Barry, May 22, 2009. Available here.
American Friends Service Committee, “A New Path: Toward Humane Immigration Policy,” February 2009. Available here.
Rights Working Group, “Faces of Racial Profiling: A Report from Communities Across America,” September 2010. Available here.
The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity & Diversity, “The C.A.P. Effect: Racial Profiling in the ICE Criminal Alien Program,” by Trevor Gardner II and Aarti Kolhi, September 2009. Available here.
Refugees & Asylum-seekers
New York Times, “Reports Say Deadline Hinders Asylum Seekers,” by Julia Preston, September 30, 2010.
“Rejecting Refugees: Homeland Security’s Administration of the One-Year Bar to Asylum,” by Philip G. Schrag, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, and James P. Dombach, September 29, 2010. Available here.
Human Rights First, “The Asylum Filing Deadline: Denying Protection to the Persecuted and Undermining Governmental Efficiency,” September 2010. Available here.
Human Rights Watch, “Detained and At Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in United States Immigration Detention,” August 25, 2010. Available here.
Women’s Refugee Commission, “Halfway Home: Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Custody,” February 2009. Available here.
NewYork Times,“Report Faults Treatment of Women Held at Immigration Centers,” by Dan Frosch, January 21, 2009.
Center for Pubic Policy Priorities (CPPP), “A Child Alone and Without Papers: Topline Findings and Recommendations,” November 13, 2008. Available here.
The New Yorker, “The Lost Children: What do tougher detention policies mean for illegal immigrant families?” by Margaret Talbot, March 3, 2008.
Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change
(Cynthia Hess, Claudia Williams, and Jane M. Henrici; Institute for Women’s Policy Research, March 2011). Available here.
“Winning Wage Justice: An Advocate’s Guide to State and City Policies to Fight Wage Theft,” National Employment Law Project, January 2011. Available here.
“All Work and No Pay: Day Laborers, Wage Theft, and Workplace Justice in New Jersey,” Seton Hall University School of Law, January 2011. Available here.
In These Times, “‘Go Ahead, Try and Make Me Pay You’: Wage Theft and S.B. 1070,” by Danny Postel and Ted Smukler, July 27, 2010. Available here.
“Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities,” National Employment Law Project, 2009. Available here.
National Employment Law Project, “ICED OUT: How Immigration Enforcement has Interfered with Workers Rights,” by Rebecca Smith, Ana Avendaño, and Julie Martinez Ortega. October 2009. Available here.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), “Raids on Workers: Destroying Our Rights: A Comprehensive Analysis and Investigation of Ice Raids and Their Ramifications,” June 2009. Available here.
Southern Poverty Law Center, “Under Siege: Life for Low-Income Latinos in the South,”April 2009. Available here.
Bobo, Kim. “Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid and What We Can Do About It,” The New Press (2008).
Wage Theft Resources:
Interfaith Worker Justice Wage Theft Campaign
Arizona Interfaith Worker Justice Wage Theft Resources
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, “Excluded & Exploited: The New Regime of Trade, Managed Migration and Repression,” November 2010. Available here.
Amnesty International, “Invisible Victims: Migrants on the Move in Mexico,” April 2010. Available here.
Immigration Policy Center, “A Conversation about The Economic Effects of Immigration on African Americans,” by Gerald D. Jaynes. July 2009. Available here.
The National Schools Boards Association and The National Education Association, “Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children,” August 2009. Available here.
Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community (National League of Cities, June 2011). Available here.
A Description of the Immigrant Population: An Update (Congressional Budget Office, June 2011). Available here.