Tag Archives: detention

The Rapid Rise of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Each year, thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) risk harrowing journeys and travel alone to seek refuge in the United States. These children come from all over the world for many reasons, including to escape persecution in their home countries, to reunify with family members and to look for a better life. In recent years, […]

Governing Immigration Through Crime

  A frequent argument against the pathway to citizenship is the one used by Senator Cruz in his closing statements before the Senate Judiciary Committee on S.744.  He cited the rule of law, but most Americans would point to the simple fact that the illegal immigrants broke the law and should not be rewarded for […]

Fast-tracked injustice

Detain (verb) /dɪˈteɪn/~ To keep (someone) in official custody, typically for questioning about a crime or in politically sensitive situations Immigrant detention facilities in the UK are some of the largest in Europe. There are currently 10 “immigration removal centres” and 17 “short holding centres” housing between two and three thousand immigrants at any one time. In the vast […]

Thoughts on Migration in Europe – thriving and surviving in an unequal utopia

Z. speaks English in an accent that is not easy to place. He manages to mumble and be charming at the same time. His clean-shaven face, silver necklace, gelled short black hair and tracksuit do not make it easier to assume anything about his origin – only stereotypes of migrant Middle Eastern youth in Europe […]