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The House Has Passed a Bill That Could Create a National Deportation Machine
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The House Has Passed a Bill That Could Create a National Deportation Machine

Authors Tom Jawetz and Simon Lazarus warn of the dangerous repercussions of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, a bill pending in the Senate that would perpetuate the abuse endemic already present in the U.S. immigration enforcement system.

Authors

  • Tom Jawetz
  • Simon Lazarus

On July 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City handed down a decision in a case brought by a U.S. citizen who, mistakenly and unlawfully, had been imprisoned by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a “removable alien” for nearly three and a half years. The case focused on what was just the latest in an unending stream of detentions that have displayed flagrant disregard for fundamental constitutional safeguards by federal immigration officials and local law enforcement officials acting at their direction.

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Authors

Tom Jawetz

Vice President, Immigration Policy

Simon Lazarus