NYC Project Shows Value of Legal Aid in Immigration Court

Immigrants in the U.S. illegally have no right to free legal counsel, so the vast majority who appear in immigration court stand alone before a judge. A new initiative suggests just how valuable legal aid can be. Since 2013, the New York Immigrant Family Unit Program has provided publicly funded attorneys for poor detainees in removal proceedings at a Manhattan immigration court. And deportations there have plunged.


Policing Immigrants: Getting Past the Myths

The “patchwork” of local laws and federal actions is no way to make policy, says the co-author of a new book that applies real data to an issue that’s been clouded by polarizing rhetoric and misinformation this election campaign.