I am thrilled to announce that the second edition of my book, Crimmigration Law, is now available. As the first book to map how criminal law and immigration law intersected in the United States, Crimmigration Law has become a go-to resource for journalists, advocates, and students. Since the first edition of Crimmigration Law was published in 2015, the politics of the United States ricocheted, immigration agencies were thrown into overdrive, and legal institutions rattled. The second edition of Crimmigration Law tracks those developments from the Supreme Court to the border. In the six [...]
In a new online magazine called Inquest: A Decarceral Brainstorm, I wrote about options available to the Biden administration to reduce the size of ICE's prison population. "In immigration prisons, mundane administrative decision-making masks physical trauma and violence. Under President Obama, they thrived. In the era of Donald Trump, they were glorified. Under President Biden, they should close. Instead, they are filling," I wrote in Immigration Imprisonment is a Choice. Describing specific concrete actions that the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security could take, [...]
Six months into the Biden administration, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is holding as many people as it did before the Covid-19 pandemic sharply curtailed prison populations. In early July 2021, ICE held more people on an average day in its prison network than at any time since April 2020.