“Crimmigration” is the place where the criminal justice system and the immigration system intersect. Immigration-related offenses constitute 40% of all federal prosecutions, and one out of 10 people are in federal prison today due to an immigration offense. Local police cooperation with immigration enforcement agencies has driven communities underground, and criminal convictions can trigger mandatory detention and deportation.

Recent news on Crimmigration

News
The New York Times
Jun 11, 2017

Agnes Gund Sells a Lichtenstein to Start Criminal Justice Fund
News
The New Yorker
Jun 6, 2017

Can Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Reform Survive in the Trump Era?
News
The Hill
May 30, 2017

GOP pushes new minimum sentencing laws

Resources on Crimmigration

Website
May 19, 2017
Report
Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Attorney General
May 17, 2017
Statement
Statement by Mizue Aizeki (Immigrant Defense Project), Angie Junck (Immigrant Legal Resource Center), and Paromita Shah (National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild) on behalf of the Immigrant Justice Network (IJN):
Apr 27, 2017
Report
Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Apr 15, 2017
Report
Pew Research Center
Apr 10, 2017

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