IDP Executive Director Alisa Wellek is quoted in this November 5, 2015 article on the deportation of inmates being released from U.S. prisons as part of an effort to roll back harsh drug sentences.
Advocates acknowledge that non-citizen convicts are unlikely to garner much public or official sympathy. Still, said Alisa Wellek, director of the New York-based Immigrant Defense Project, “these people have already been punished for their offenses. Now the government wants to punish them all over again without giving them a fair chance to defend themselves. This doesn’t reflect our values as a country.”
Read the full article at the Washington Post.