Crossing the border was once a matter for civil immigration courts. Now, every day in federal criminal courts along the Southwest border, hundreds of mostly destitute Latino and indigenous Latin American migrants are shackled, charged, convicted and sentenced en masse under the policy called “Operation Streamline.” The program has proven to be a boon for private prisons by funneling tens of thousands of immigrants into federal prisons every year. Through research and advocacy, Grassroots Leadership is fighting for and end to this program.
Report Stresses Impact of Streamline on Immigrants, Detention System in Texas; Calls for Repeal of Controversial Program
For Immediate Release: July 19, 2010
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The following is the executive summary to Grassroots Leadership’s “green paper” Operation Streamline: Drowning Justice and Draining Dollars along the Rio Grande. The full report is available at www.grassrootsleadership.org. This is a green paper, meaning that we invite feedback, criticism, and suggestions. Read more about Operation Streamline: Drowning Justice and Draining Dollars along the Rio Grande – Executive Summary