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NEW YORK, NY – At a time when harsh immigration policies are disrupting our communities, separating families, and increasing detention and deportation, government leaders, advocates, and legal service providers from across the country gathered today in Denver, Colorado to build on the successes of the Vera Institute of Justice’s Safety and Fairness ...

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In detention, we had to sleep on concrete benches or the floor because there were so many of us. I was cold and so sad to be there. Sometimes they gave us a little mattress, but there were never enough of them. They give you aluminum to wrap yourself in, but it doesn’t warm you. Sometimes, you don’t sleep. I brought my son from Guatemala so that he ...

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In 2017, the Vera Institute of Justice launched the Safety and Fairness for Everyone Network—now known as the SAFE Initiative or “SAFE”—to counter the fundamental and urgent injustices facing immigrants caught up in the nation’s immigration enforcement system. With roots in Vera's work for the past 15 years building the government-funded removal de ...

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