Lee Wang, an IDP Staff Attorney, was interviewed by VICE News Tonight for a piece on Adam Crapser. Adam was adopted from South Korea at age 4 by an American couple, who failed to file his paperwork for U.S. Citizenship. Now 41 years old, Adam has been sent back to Korea – deported to a country that he has never known – by the American criminal legal system.
Commentary & Analysis
- Mizue Aizeki: “Indefensible” – Stories of resilience in the face of deportation (Medium, 5/25/7)
- Michael Velarde & Marie Mark: Podcast on Trump’s Deportation Policies (City and State, 2/22/17)
- Mizue Aizeki: Interview on Criminalization and Immigration (CounterSpin 2/24/17)
- Anthony Enriquez & Alisa Wellek: Trump Didn’t Start This War on Immigrants (International Business Times 2/10/17)
- Anthony Enriquez: Will The Supreme Court Give Trump The Power To Lock You Away Indefinitely? (Huffington Post, 12/18/16)
Immigrant Justice Network
- Alisa Wellek, Angie Junck, Paromita Shah: We Must End the Normalization of Mass Criminalization (1/26/17)
- Angie Junck, Paromita Shah, Alisa Wellek: 20 Years Ago Today, This Terrible Law Set the Foundation for Mass Detention and Deportation (Colorlines, 9/30/16)
- Angie Junck (Immigrant Justice Network): The “Dangerous” Immigrant: Confronting Our Implicit Bias (Huffington Post, 9/22/16)
IDP in the News
- What will Trump do with half a million backlogged immigration cases? (The New Yorker, 6/20/17)
- Seattle fisherman a bellwether as citizenship revocations rise (SeattlePI, 6/18/17)
- Deported Grandmother Case Exposes Risks of Legal Maze (Voices of NY, 6/13/17)
- The ‘Indefensible’ Podcast Shares Stories of Immigrants Fighting to Stay in the U.S. (Latina, 6/13/17)
- This Podcast Explores the Last 20 Years of Our Broken Immigration System (Remezcla, 6/12/17)
- Deportation and Families
- Bars to Deportation Relief Under DACA and DAPA
- Deportation and Judicial Discretion
- Deportation and Human RightsDeportation and Gangs
- Deportation and Domestic Violence
- Deportation and Due Process
- Deportation and Drug Convictions
- Deportation and the Meaning of “Conviction”
- Deportation and Asylum and Refugee Status
- Deportation and the Meaning of “Aggravated Felony”
IDP has long worked to disrupt narratives around the criminalization of immigrants. As the criminalization and deportation dragnet has become wider and more brutal than ever, we are coordinating a new communications campaign that cuts through the hate and gets the stories of the most-impacted on traditional & social media.
IDP’s team of attorneys and advocates have extensive media experience and are available to answer questions and to walk journalists through individual immigrants’ cases.
To arrange an interview or request assistance with a story, please contact Michael Velarde, Communications Director, at 646.762.8427 or at michael[at]immdefense[dot]org.