Covering Immigration Enforcement


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Covering Immigration Enforcement

Learn how to report immigration arrests, detention and deportation under the current administration.

Type: Webinar
Broadcast date: Jan. 31, 2019 at 2 p.m. Eastern
Time Estimate: One hour


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Are you confused about new policies and procedures regarding immigration enforcement? Learn how to cover immigration arrests, detention and deportation under the new rules of the current administration.

For reporters who cover criminal justice and state or local law enforcement, immigration can be confusing. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, provides little information about people its agents arrest. It can be hard to know where an immigrant will be detained, or whether a local jail has an agreement to hold immigrants.

This webinar presents basic information about the immigration system and enforcement and detention under the Trump administration. It will help reporters cover one of the President’s top issues, which is generating stories in every corner of the country.

What I will learn:

  • The difference between the criminal justice and immigration systems
  • The role of immigration courts
  • How President Trump has changed the rules for immigration enforcement
  • Where immigrants are detained and for how long
  • What rights do immigrants have when they are arrested

Who should take this course:

This webinar is for general reporters who want to cover more immigration news or do deeper stories – amid everything else they have going on!

Course instructor:

Julia Preston

Julia Preston is a Contributing Writer at The Marshall Project, a non-profit digital journalism organization focusing on criminal justice and immigration.