Last October, the Obama administration’s announced their intention to reform the detention system—to improve the management, medical care and accountability within detention centers, and make better use of low-cost alternatives to detention.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday October 21, 2010 8:41 am|
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday August 26, 2010 8:57 am|
After decades of misguided policies and patchwork practices, the high human costs of our disordered immigration system are only starting to emerge. Stricter immigration policies and overcrowded detention centers aren’t making our streets safer or our social services more accessible.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday August 18, 2010 10:44 am|
Carol Rosenberg, a journalist for the Miami Herald and one of the few journalists who continue to follow operations and proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay prison reports “an emotionally ill detainee still being held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was first recommended for release by the Pentagon in 2004.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday August 13, 2010 1:03 pm|
Reports reveal that private prison corporations with interests and operations in Arizona stand to benefit and profit greatly as a result of immigration laws like SB1070. And, that isn’t altogether surprising because these same reports are indicating these corporations played a role in influencing the law, which is proof that border politics and the private prison businesses are tied.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday March 4, 2010 8:49 am|
By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger
Ed. Note: After a brief hiatus, the Diaspora is back! We’re very excited to have Erin Rosa on board for this project. Please stay tuned for a the latest developments on the immigration reform front every Thursday morning.
Fed up with Congress and frustrated with President Barack Obama’s brief mention of immigration reform in the State of the Union address, immigrant rights supporters are now organizing around the clock to push legislators to move on reform in 2010. It will not be an easy feat.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday February 7, 2010 12:12 pm|
A look at the use of night raids in Afghanistan. Anand Gopal’s recent article “Afraid of the Dark” is used to enhance the exploration of night raids in Afghanistan and the “war on terror”
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday January 14, 2010 10:01 am|
By Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger
On Tuesday, the worst earthquake in 200 years struck just off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as The Nation reports. Bringing “catastrophic destruction” to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, the disaster has spurred relief efforts worldwide. Crises like this are important reminders of how the treatment and protection of refugees must be a part of immigration reform.
|By: gaborronahrf Friday January 8, 2010 2:59 pm|
Judge Brown is placing the value of war over the value of law and ignoring the Geneva Conventions in the process.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday January 6, 2010 9:00 am|
A disappointing ruling from the DC Court of Appeals yeasterday makes it more difficult for Guantanamo Bay prisoners to challenge their detention.