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Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff Wants to Stack Jailed Immigrants “Like Cordwood”

Tennessee hasn’t particularly been known for being an anti-immigrant state, but this week it is making news in the immigration world for all the wrong reasons. Rep. Scott Desjarlais (R-TN), a former physician who was fined for having extramarital affairs with female patients and pressuring one to have an abortion, is in addition now famous … Continue reading »

ICE Announces New Record Number of Deportations—and a Better Detainer Policy

Late last Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that they had deported another record number of immigrants in the last fiscal year, but that they were enacting reforms that could lead to fewer unnecessary deportations in the future.  As a New York Times Christmas editorial noted, the policy change “if it works — should … Continue reading »