ANALYZING THE U.S. IMMIGRATION COURT SYSTEM

In 2013, the U.S. deported nearly 440,000 immigrants, while another nearly 400,000 await years for a hearing before an immigration judge. How does the U.S. decide who is unauthorized, detainable, and deportable? And what does this say about the U.S.' attempt to maintain territorial sovereignty in an era of increased global migration?

UNDERSTANDING LOCAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

More law enforcement agencies than ever before are using their police authority to enforce federal immigration law through polices such as 287(g), Secure Communities and the new Priority Enforcement Program announced in 2014. How is this new geography of immigration enforcement changing the relationship between state and society?