What Matter of Soram Got Wrong: “Child Abuse” Crimes that May Trigger Deportation Are Constantly Evolving and Even Target Good Parents

What Matter of Soram Got Wrong: “Child Abuse” Crimes that May Trigger Deportation Are Constantly Evolving and Even Target Good Parents

This is a guest post by Kari Hong* and Philip L. Torrey.** Many are surprised to learn that crime-based deportations[1] do not necessarily make intuitive sense. Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA)[2], a misdemeanor...
Census 2020: Race, Self-Determination, & Voter Suppression

Census 2020: Race, Self-Determination, & Voter Suppression

Photo credit: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters. In late April 2019, the Supreme Court heard oral argument for the Department of Commerce v. New York, 139 S.Ct. 1316 (2019), a case which asks whether the Secretary of Commerce’s decision to add a question to the Decennial...
ICE Hunger Strikes: Ending State Sanctioned Torture

ICE Hunger Strikes: Ending State Sanctioned Torture

“In the absence of the governmental checks and balances… the only effective restraint upon executive policy and power… may be in an enlightened citizenry—in an informed and critical public opinion which alone can…protect the values of democratic government.”-...