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Immigrants Held for Days in Freezing, Unsanitary Cells

Immigrant rights groups file class-action lawsuit challenging short-term detention conditions in Customs and Border Protection facilities. 

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A Guide to Children Arriving at the Border

This guide explains who are the children, why are they coming, and what basic protections the law affords them.

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Executive Action on Immigration

President Obama laid out his plan to use executive authority to improve parts of the U.S. immigration system. Here's what you need to know.

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Practice Advisories

The Legal Action Center's Practice Advisories provide in depth discussion and analysis of select substantive and procedural issues in immigration law.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Innovation, and Welcoming Initiatives by State

Browse our state fact sheets on the impact of immigrant entrepreneurs and state Welcoming Initiatives.

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Education

In a video and service project “Health First, Protection for Migrant Workers,” students brought awareness and assistance to migrant farm workers as a result of our...

The one-week immigration community outreach project and lesson plan meets three objectives: 1) to educate students on the experiences of the immigrant population; 2) to celebrate...

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Law

Washington D.C. - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson ...

Washington, D.C. - The American Immigration Council and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild applaud the Supreme Court’s...

Doe v. Johnson, No. 15-00250 (D. Ariz. filed June 8, 2015)

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Policy

The American Immigration Council is updating this Guide which was first issued in summer 2014. It provides information about the tens of thousands of children—some...

Each year, the Border Patrol, a division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), holds hundreds of thousands of people in detention facilities near the...

Washington D.C. - Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced efforts to “enhance oversight” to help ensure that families are detained in “safe and humane facilities...

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