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Sex Work and Immigrants rights activists rally in Flushing, Queens on the one-year anniversary of massage worker Yang Song's death during an NYPD vice sting. Photo: Scott Heins

Sex Workers at Risk Under New Prosecution Strategy, Advocates Say

Queens DA Melinda Katz's new task force will prosecute based on the "Nordic Model," which focuses on prosecuting human traffickers and buyers of sex. Advocates say this will create risks by putting sex workers under surveillance and thrusts them into the criminal justice system

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How CARRP Flags Immigrants as National Security Threats

Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP) was instituted at the end of the Bush administration in 2008 with the purpose to vet immigrants that could present “national security concerns” to the United States.

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How Trump Admin. Got Sheriffs to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

Plus: The U.S. Senate considers the Build Back Better Act as House Democrats urge senators to include more immigration provisions

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Family Detention Policy, Explained

Family detention is the practice of confining asylum seeker parents along with their children in detention facilities operated by USCIS.