immigration

Central Americans Tense As U.S. Ends Temporary Protection for Some Migrants

Roberto Lovato, San Francisco Public Press — Nov 15 2017 - 8:00am

Thousands of Salvadorans, Hondurans and Haitians who fled natural disasters or violence await final decision on whether their Temporary Protected Status will be extended or ended. Nicaraguans must leave in 2019 or face deportation.

ACLU sues federal immigration agency to halt shackling immigrants in court

Brittney Barsotti, New America Media — May 16 2012 - 1:13pm

Detainees file into San Francisco immigration court linked together like a chain gang, bound at their wrists, waists and ankles. A metal chain or seatbelt-style restraint is wrapped around the detainees’ waists and connected to their wrists with a link to the detainee in front of them. The detainees often must  sit four to a bench and remain bound to each other throughout the court proceedings. While sitting bound, they are limited in movements, and the restraints prevent simple tasks, such as taking notes during the proceeding.  

Sit, lie, get deported? (graphic novel)

SF Public Press — Jun 29 2010 - 4:25pm

Reporting by Shawn Gaynor; illustration by Andrew Goldfarb Sit, Lie, Get Deported? (graphic novel) Read more...

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