Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities and at legal ports of entry will be affected, including children. Advocates fear this type of mass collection will unduly criminalize an already vulnerable group.
The activists say that Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. is the most important civil rights case that the SCOTUS will hear this term.
Migrant rights lawyer Soraya Vazquez: “People decide where they want to apply for asylum and should be able to ask for that right immediately. This prerequisite to join this list doesn’t exist in any law, and that’s why it’s illegal.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Civil Rights Corps and 115 other groups propose a unified plan for “transforming our criminal-legal system into one that respects the humanity, dignity and rights of all people.”
Just in time for hurricane season, the Department of Homeland Security commandeers $271 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to cover costs associated with detaining immigrants.