Covering Immigration Enforcement

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Course Overview

Covering Immigration Enforcement
Originally Broadcast On:
January 31, 2019
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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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.

President Donald Trump promised to both crack down on illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration, and thus far he’s doing both. His administration has made policy changes throughout the immigration system that have altered the rules for enforcement agents. Authorities have increased arrests of undocumented immigrants, vastly expanded detention and accelerated the pace of deportations.

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 will offer 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 Will I 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
  • What information does Immigration and Customs Enforcement provide about its operations
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.

Before coming to The Marshall Project in February 2017, Ms. Preston spent 21 years at The New York Times as a foreign and national correspondent, writing more than 1,500 articles. She was the national correspondent covering immigration for the Times from April 2006 until her retirement in December 2016.

Previously, Ms.

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512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
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Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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