“At Risk” Report Series
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) released a series of reports on “at risk” immigrants in the United States. This series combines case studies with legal analysis and research from disparate disciplines, in an attempt to put a human face on US immigration and labor laws and policies.
Date of Publication:2000Authors: Donald Kerwin, Margaret Gleason, Charles Wheeler, C. Mario Russell, Anne Marie Gibbons, Helen Morris, Patricia Malone, Molly McKenna, and Karen Herrling Placing Immigrants at Risk: The Impact of Our Laws and Policies on American Families
This report is the first in a series that documents the effects of US immigration laws and policies on immigrants. Although family unity is a pillar of the US immigration system, this system devastates many US families. Processing delays, backlogs,............View Publication
Date of Publication:2000Authors: Laurie Joyce, Jeff Chenoweth, Laura Burdick, and Molly McKenna Citizenship at Risk: New Obstacles to Naturalization
Citizenship is an integral part of the democratic process, affording rights and privileges, as well as triggering important responsibilities. This report describes the impact of denaturalization on stripping persons of citizenship, as well as the effects of backlogs, poor service,............View Publication
Date of Publication:2000Authors: Donald Kerwin, Karen Herrling, and J. Kevin Appleby Work without Justice: Low-Wage Immigrant Laborers
This report explores the plight of low-wage immigrant laborers who play a crucial role in the US economy, but earn subsistence-level wages, receive poor benefits, and face occupational hazards at high rates. It follows immigrant laborers from their countries of............View Publication
Date of Publication:August 2000Authors: Donald Kerwin, Mark von Sternberg, Juan Osuna, Mary McClenahan, Alicia Triche, Helen Morris, and Tom Shea The Needless Detention of Immigrants in the United States: Why Are We Locking Up Asylum-Seekers, Children, Stateless Persons, Long-Term Permanent Residents, and Petty Offenders?
This report contributes to the extensive literature on the suffering caused by the US immigration detention system, with a focus on the government’s failure to pursue alternatives to detention for persons that need not and should not be detained. It............View Publication
Date of Publication:November 2001Authors: Donald Kerwin Chaos on the US-Mexico Border: A Report on the Migrant Crossing Deaths, Immigrant Families, and Subsistence-Level Laborers
This report analyzes the effect of US immigration policies on migrants and residents along the US-Mexico border. It begins with a discussion of US border enforcement strategies and expenditures. It describes the multifaceted impact of these policies on migrants, their............View Publication