Harsh immigration policy, compounded by systemic inequities built into the criminal justice system, might not be thwarting terrorists or making our country a whole lot safer. But the laws are doing a great job of breaking up another entity: families of color.

STORIES

Introduction: Torn ApartFrom New York to Jamaica, families struggle to stay together.

Double PunishmentFamilies of color are punished twice by immigration and criminal justice systems that don’t provide equal justice.

Home in Name OnlyDeportees struggle to survive in an unfamiliar and unwelcoming place: the country of their birth.

MULTIMEDIAby Jorge Rivas

Watch the “Torn Apart” launch video


Always Saying Goodbye A family’s long-distance life, in photos.

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LINKS

Families for Freedom

Detention Watch Network


This series was funded in part by the USC Annenberg School for Communication’s Institute for Justice and Journalism.