Law enforcement use of the U-visa

In this podcast, Rodolfo Estrada, senior program associate of Vera's Center on Immigration and Justice, discusses law enforcement use of the U-visa. The U-visa provides immigration status to undocumented victims of crime who cooperate with law enforcement. Joining Rodolfo are Edna Yang, legal counsel at American Gateways and consultant with Legal Momentum, Deputy Chief Pete Helein of the Appleton Police Departmentment in Wisconsin, and Lieutenant Chris Cole of the Storm Lake Police Department in Iowa.


Operation Streamline

No Evidence that Criminal Prosecution Deters Migration

The mass criminal prosecution and incarceration of people entering the country without authorization along the Southwest border has been acclaimed as a success in deterring others from making the same journey. Analysis by the Vera Institute of Justice and Dr. Jonathan Kringen of the University of New Haven, however, shows that there is no evidence ...

  • Michael Corradini, Laura Simich, Karen Berberich, Jonathan Kringen, Meredith Emigh
June 06, 2018

Common Justice launches new digital series “Ever After: Stories of Violence, Accountability, and Healing”

Common Justice has launched the digital series “Ever After: Stories of Violence, Accountability, and Healing”. This project is a series of short videos with people who have survived or committed violence in order to elevate new and more complete stories about violence and its aftermath. These stories are to help people see things as they are and im...

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  • Common Justice
May 18, 2018
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