Immigrant detentions soar despite Biden’s campaign promises

The number of U.S. immigrant detainees has more than doubled since the end of February, to nearly 27,000 as of July 22, according to the most recent data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The rising detentions is a sore point for President Joe Biden’s immigration allies, who hoped he would reverse his predecessor’s hardline approach.

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50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

Fifty years ago this summer, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Today, with the U.S. mired in a deadly opioid epidemic that did not abate during the coronavirus pandemic’s worst days, it is questionable whether anyone won the war. Yet the loser is clear: Black and Latino Americans, their families and their communities.

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