Prison is no place for a pandemic

by Kathy O'LearyPax Christi New Jersey I have worked within coalitions to abolish immigration detention in New Jersey for the better part of the last 12 years. The New Jersey Jails, that double as ICE detention facilities through contracts signed by Democratically controlled county governments, have long been documented as having unsanitary conditions and dangerously … Continue reading Prison is no place for a pandemic

Providing context to the recent Supreme Court decision on DACA

By Kathy O'LearyPax Christi New Jersey state coordinator On Thursday, June 18th, the US Supreme Court issued a decision on the DACA program. It can stay, but only for now, and only because of technicalities in how the Trump administration went about things. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a program … Continue reading Providing context to the recent Supreme Court decision on DACA